2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Tuition and Fees

Statements regarding expenses are not to be considered a contract between the student and the University. The costs of tuition and other services outlined below are those in effect on the date of publication of this catalog. The University reserves the right to change without notice the cost of instruction and other services at any time.

Charges for Traditional Day Program 2023/2024 Academic Year (FALL & SPRING)

Tuition, Books & Fees (12-18 semester hours)

Tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.
Resident Students: $34,936
Commuting Students: $34,936


Double Room: $5,698
Single Room: $7,028
Villas Townhome - Double Room $6,924
Villas Townhome - Single Room $7,882
Studio $5,400

Board (Food Service)

Resident Students (includes sales tax):  
Unlimited Meal Plan (mandatory for new students): $7,096
Return Student Meal Plan: $6,650
Commuter Students (includes sales tax): $250-$510

Resident- Meals are available for the regular academic year. Traditional full-time students residing on campus are required to purchase the on campus student meal plan. It is mandatory that all new students purchase the Unlimited Meal Plan at the cost of $7,096 per academic year. Returning students can purchase the Return Student Meal Plan at the cost of $6,650 per academic year or the Unlimited Meal Plan at the cost of $7,096 per academic year.

Villas at Wesleyan- Each Villa’s occupancy must be maintained at the capacity of five (5) residents. When a vacancy occurs at the start of a term or between terms, current occupants will be given five (5) days to find a new villa mate. If a new villa mate is not identified and moved into the Villa, the University reserves the right to offer the space to a current resident student. The remaining occupants may also purchase the space to keep it empty space at then-current room rates (split among remaining occupants) if space allows. 

Commuter- All full-time commuting students may purchase one of the three commuter meal plan options. This is not mandatory.

Additional Semester Hours
The standard maximum during the fall and spring terms is 18 semester hours. Additional hours are charged at the rate of $525 per semester hour.

Part-Time Day Student Tuition: Day students enrolled for less than 12 semester hours for credit are considered part-time students and are charged tuition and fees as follows:

Tuition and Fees (1-7 semester hours) $475 per hour
Tuition and Fees (8-11 semester hours) $625 per hour

Student Health Insurance: All full-time traditional students are required to provide proof of medical insurance effective in the state of North Carolina. If proof is not provided, the student will automatically be added to the student health insurance plan and charged the annual premium for the current school year. (The annual premium is subject to change without notice by Wellfleet.)

Proof of insurance must be provided online to Wellfleet and approved by Wellfleet to have the insurance charge removed from your account. This process must be completed even if you have submitted your insurance information to a coach, faculty and/or staff person.

Fall Premium: $392 Spring Premium: $635

Other Fees and Charges

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

Course Audit: A fee of $50 per semester hour is required for any student who elects to audit a course on a non-credit basis.

University Fee: $500 per semester

University Consortium: $200 per class

Course Challenge: A testing fee of $50 is charged for course challenge. Tuition is determined by total hours taken during a term, including hours successfully challenged. The testing fee is applied to the tuition. Even if credit is not earned, the testing fee is non-refundable.

Graduation Fee: A one-time, non-refundable $125 graduation fee is charged to your account to assist in covering administrative costs and expenses related to the Commencement. This fee is charged even if you do not participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Late Graduation Fee: $35

Replacement Diploma: $35

Silver Scholars Program: (age 60 and above) $50 per course

Holiday Term: TBD

Traditional Summer Internship: $100 per credit hour (does not include books)

Processing and Orientation Fee: $100 (Charged once deposited and is non-refundable.)

Return Check/ACH Fee: $35

Transcript Requests:

Parchment: (http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/34722/account)

Electronic: $17
Mailed: $20

No electronic copy can be ordered on campus.

Payment of Charges: All tuition, room and board and fees are due and payable on or before the published due date for each term. Failure to comply with this payment schedule may result in a late registration charge and cancellation of the student’s preregistration schedule.

Payment Options: The University accepts cash, check or money order. Payments using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover can be made online using CASHNet. A payment plan for each semester is available which allows for monthly payments. Participation in the plan requires an enrollment application. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Business Office.

Refund Policy Due to Change in Enrollment: Students withdrawing from the University are required to complete the University’s withdrawal process. Withdrawal forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

A student who completely withdraws (including medical withdrawals) from any term will have charges adjusted based on the schedule below:

Before the first class meeting: 100% of tuition, room, meal and fees will be credited back to the account and all financial aid will be removed. The orientation and processing fee is non-refundable. Any payments made against the account (excluding advance deposits ) will be refunded to the student in the form of a check within three weeks of the start of school or when the University is notified of non-attendance. All refunds will be mailed to the address the University has on file.

During the first week (Drop/Add period): The University will calculate the total number of days the student attended (was enrolled) divided by the number of calendar days of the payment period (semester). This percentage will be used to determine charges for tuition, room, meal and other fees (excluding the orientation and processing fee). The health insurance will be removed at 100%. Financial Aid will be adjusted according to the Title IV guidelines.

The Second & Third Week: The University will calculate the total number of Days the student attended (was enrolled) divided by the number of calendar days of the payment period (semester). This percentage will be used to determine tuition charges to be charged and financial aid credits for the payment period.There is no reduction to room, meal and other fees.

After the Third Week: no reduction in institutional charges; however, the University must continue to return Title IV funds as required up to 60% of the payment period. A detailed copy of the Treatment of Title IV funds refund policy as required by the U.S. Department of Education is available in the Business Office. The withdrawal date and last day of attendance in classes are a factor in determining how much aid you are eligible to keep.** This may result in a balance due on your student account.

A student who changes enrollment status by dropping courses (not including complete withdrawals), will have adjustments made to tuition following the schedule below. No adjustments to tuition will be made for dropped courses after the census date. Financial Aid will continue to be adjusted in compliance with Federal and State regulations.

The census dates are below:

Fall - August 22, 2023
Spring - January 23, 2024

Students who move into a residence hall and/or use meals on a meal plan that fail to enroll for that current semester for any reason or is considered a Never Attend for that semester will be charged a pro-rated amount for the residence hall and the meal plan. Please note a Never Attend is a student that enrolls for classes and is administratively withdrawn due to non-attendance in all classes and does not participate in any academic related activity. This status is determined by the Registrar’s Office and must meet specific criteria. In this situation, The University will calculate the total number of Days the student lived in the residence hall and divide by the number of calendar days of the semester. This percentage will be used to determine the prorated amount charged for the residence hall and meal plan. Students will not receive financial aid to assist with these fees as you have to be currently enrolled to receive financial aid benefits.

Indebtness: Any student who has a financial indebtness (including undergraduate and graduate programs combined) 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 received 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 indebtness will be charged to the student.

Deposits Required

Traditional University Deposit: Once an applicant for admission to North Carolina Wesleyan University has been accepted, a university deposit of $200 is required for new students. The deposit serves as a pre-payment towards the student’s bill. The university deposit is refundable until May 1. After May 1, the deposit is not refundable. The deposit amount for students approved for readmission is $50 for domestic students. The deposit for international students is $1,500 for international students and is non-refundable. 

Students Receiving Veterans’ Benefits

North Carolina Wesleyan University’s programs are approved for educational benefits for veterans, participants, military and other eligible students. Appropriate Department of Veterans Affairs regulations as well as University policies apply regarding class attendance, conduct and rate of progress. Benefits are payable only for those courses which are required to complete a degree. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis, except ENG 090 , are not payable. Questions regarding veterans’ benefits may be referred to Veteran Services at vaquestions@ncwc.edu.

Students receiving veterans’ educational benefits who are on academic probation and/or financial aid suspension will be allowed no more than two consecutive semesters to regain good academic standing. If they do not do so, North Carolina Wesleyan University will report a termination of benefits due to unsatisfactory progress.

Students receiving veterans’ benefits must document with Veteran Services their intent to pursue a double major or major with a minor.

Policy on the Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, North Carolina Wesleyan University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch. Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the educational institution will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion. Please contact Veteran Services for the Schedule for Return.