Money orders, cashiers checks or personal checks should be made payable to North Carolina Central University. The Student ID Number should be indicated on the money order or check to ensure credit is given to the correct account. MasterCard and VISA are also accepted.
No grades, transcript, degree, or diploma will be released to students until all financial obligations to the university, other than student loans, are paid in full.
State law requires that all previously incurred expenses and accounts at NCCU be paid in full prior to pre-registration or registration for a new term. Delinquent student accounts will be turned over to the State Attorney General's Office or to a collection agency for collection.
A student is not officially registered in any classes until all tuition and fees are paid for the semester. Students whose tuition and fees are not paid by the payment deadline for the semester are subject to being dropped from the classes in which they are enrolled.
Students who are dropped from classes for nonpayment will not be allowed to reenroll until the next semester.
Administrative Management Services (AMS) Plan
The Administrative Management Services (AMS) Plan enables students to pay all or part of the annual tuition and fees in installments without interest charges.
The AMS Plan may be used to supplement all other forms of scholarships, grants or loans. A valuable feature of the Plan is Tuition Payment Insurance, which is provided at no charge. This insurance guarantees payment of the unpaid AMS contract balance to the school in the event of the insured person's death. Participation is on an annual basis.
The annual enrollment fee is $55, which is nonrefundable. A $20 late fee is incurred when a payment does not reach AMS by the 15th of each month.
The University Payment Plan
The University Payment Plan is also offered to students with automatic enrollment when at least one-half of the current session's charges are paid before the end of the regular registration and payment period.
Financial Aid Deferments, verifiable third-party promises, or other methods of payment can be used to cover the required one-half payment.
There is a $25 administrative charge to all accounts on the University Payment Plan. The plan provides the student two additional payment dates for the remaining 50 percent account balance: Sept. 10 and Oct. 10 for the fall term, and Feb. 10 and March 10 for spring term.
A $20 late fee is assessed when payments are late under the University Payment Plan. In cases where a student will not be able to pay the full amount for a semester or summer session, he/she should secure assistance far enough in advance to avoid delay in registering or payment of bills when due.
The State Legislature and the UNC Board of Governors may approve adjustments in tuition and fees as conditions warrant during the academic year. Students who do not register and complete at least one-half payment prior to the regular registration and payment period listed in the Academic Calendar will be charged a $50 late registration fee.
The Board of Governors reserves the right to change the charges for tuition, fees and the room and board rate at any time without prior notice.