All undergraduates who carry 12 or more credit hours and graduate or law students who carry nine or more hours must pay full tuition and fees. Students who carry less than a full-time load must pay tuition and fees at the following rates per semester:
In-State vs. Out-of-State
The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests on whether a student is a North Carolina resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. Each student must make a statement as to the length of his or her residence in the state, and the university will use that to determine whether the student qualifies for the in-state rate.
The general rule is that to qualify as a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal resident and remain one for at least 12 months. A full explanation of the residency requirements can be found here.
Each application for admission to the university must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of $40.
Health and Accident Insurance
In 2009 the UNC Board of Governor's adopted a "hard waiver" insurance requirement for students at all of UNC System schools. This means that students must have health insurance, and must either provide evidence of credible coverage of their own or enroll in the statewide plan offered by all UNC System campuses.
The UNC system-wide plan is administered by Pearce & Pearce Inc., an insurance agency based in Florence, S.C.
Students who have their own personal insurance may wish to waive the student insurance plan. This is done by completing an online waiver at www.studentinsurance.com. Once the insurance information has been submitted online, Peace & Pearce will verify the information provided and approve or deny the waiver. Once the waiver is approved, the charge for the insurance will be credited to the student’s account. If the waiver is denied, Pearce & Pearce is required to explain why.
The three criteria that invoke the requirement for the student insurance plan are: enrollment in a degree-seeking program, enrollment in six or more credit hours of on-campus classes, and eligibility to pay the campus student medical fee. Students who do not meet the criteria are eligible to enroll in a voluntary plan. Enrollment in the voluntary plan is handled directly with Pearce & Pearce.
There is deadline for processing an online waiver, which varies from semester to semester. The deadline date will be communicated to the campus community.
Property Damage Fees
Interest Charges On Delinquent Accounts
In accordance with State of North Carolina General Statute 147-86.23, a 5% interest charge will be charged monthly on delinquent accounts and interest will continue to accrue until the delinquent portion of the account is paid in full. Interest charges are based on the prevailing North Carolina Department of Revenue rate. Rates are subject to change every six months.
Late Payment Penalty On Delinquent Accounts
In accordance with State of North Carolina General Statute 147-86.23, all delinquent accounts will be assessed a one-time 1% Late Payment Penalty charge.