2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition Rates and Fees

Statements regarding expenses are not to be considered a contract between the student and the University. The costs of tuition and fees are applicable to the Adult Studies Program students during this academic year. The University reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees any time without notice.

Charges for Undergraduate Adult & Professional Studies and Professional Program 2022-2023

Tuition (seated & online classes): $425 per semester hour
Holiday Term: TBD

Other Fees:

Additional Course Fees: Up to $300 (vary depending on course and is nonrefundable) Fees are subject to change.

Course Audit: $50 per semester hour
Course Challenge-Testing Fee: $50
CLEP & DSST Order Fee: $15 per test, plus test fee set by CLEP and DSST
Returned Check/ACH Fee: $35
Graduation Fee: $120
Late Graduation Fee: $35
Technology & Administrative Fee: $40 each 8-week session
Background Check Fee: $15
Silver Scholars Program (age 60 & above): $50 per course

*Note: All fees are nonrefundable.

Charges for Graduate Studies Program 2022-2023

Graduate Tuition: $525 per semester hour
Returned Check/ACH Fee: $35
Graduation Fee: $120
Late Graduation Fee: $35
Technology & Administrative Fee: $40 each 8-week term
Background Check Fee: $15

*Note: All fees are nonrefundable.

Tuition Payment Options in the Adult Studies and Professional Program:

  • Financial aid is available to adult students who have been officially accepted as degree-seeking students at North Carolina Wesleyan University. Federal financial aid provides options for student loans and Pell Grants with eligibility depending on various criteria established by the federal government. Both require submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at least 8-10 weeks before the money is needed to pay tuition. Additional information and forms are available at the Adult & Professional Studies campuses and online at ncwc.edu or by calling the Office of Financial Aid at 800.488.6292 or 252.985.5200.
  • Adult students whose employers reimburse part or all of their tuition costs are eligible for the Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP). Students must provide a verification of employment, a copy of employer ERP policy which outlines limitations of their ERP plan and sign an agreement with North Carolina Wesleyan University verifying that they understand their employer reimbursement plan and its commitments each semester. A minimum $50 deposit per course will be required at registration, which is applied to the total tuition due for the course. If an employer pays 100 percent of tuition by check payable to North Carolina Wesleyan University in advance of the session, the tuition deposit is waived. (The student is responsible for providing all information to the employer for reimbursement.) Any non-reimbursable portion of tuition must also be paid at registration. The remaining tuition is deferred and is due within 60 days after the completion of each course.
  • North Carolina Wesleyan University is willing to establish a direct billing program with employers who offer tuition benefits. Adult students whose employers are willing to participate in this program should contact the Business Office for more information.
  • Tuition may be paid by cash, check and/or money order at the Business Office located on the Rocky Mount campus. Payments may be mailed. Credit card payments are accepted online using CASHNet. The credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payments are not accepted at any Adult campus. There is a $35 charge for checks/ACH returned to the university. A second returned check/ACH would result in the loss of the privilege of paying by check/ACH.
  • The University offers a payment plan each semester to help make paying for college more affordable. The payment plan is set up based on your cost of attendance minus financial aid awards. There is a $20 payment plan fee that will be charged to set up the payment plan each semester. We offer a 5-month payment plan for the Fall and Spring semesters. The Summer I and Summer II semesters have a 2-month payment plan. Please contact the Business Office for additional information.
  • Veterans’ Benefits may be used to meet the tuition costs. Interested students should contact the appropriate person below:
Laura Brown 919.988.9270
Veteran Services vaquestions@ncwc.edu

Refund of Paid Tuition Policy:

A student who completes and submits the proper paperwork to drop a course within the first seven (7) days from the start date of the term will receive a 100 percent refund of paid tuition or will not be liable for the balance of tuition deferred under the Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP). Any courses dropped after the first seven (7) days of the term will be fully charged.

Adult students who purchased books from the University store may return books for a refund up to one week from the start date of the class. For a full refund, the student must present the original receipt and new textbooks must be unmarked. 


Any student who has a financial indebtedness to North Carolina Wesleyan University may not be permitted to register for classes. The University may suspend all services and will withold diplomas, transcripts and all references until payment is recieved in full. The student understands and agrees that upon default for non-payment, any outstanding balances may be forwarded to a collection agency and any costs or fees associated with the collection of the indebtedness will be charged to the student.