Tuition and Fees

Tuition is controlled by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change without notice. View registration dates and deadlines and refer to MyCollege for specific information about tuition payment deadlines.

Tuition Rates

Curriculum Classes

North Carolina residents: $76 per credit hour
Maximum: $1,216 for 16 or more credit hours.

What defines a North Carolina resident?

  • Effective Fall 2017, senior citizens over 65 years old can audit courses without payment of tuition. Senior citizens can register the first day of the term and will be required to pay fees. Enrollment into a course is dependent on space availability. Self-supporting courses are not included.
  • Effective Spring 2014, all students whose tuition is waived will be required to pay student fees.

Non-North Carolina residents: $268 per credit hour
Maximum: $4,288.00 for 16 or more credit hours.

6000 Course Numbers

Free

7000 & 8000 Courses
(Corporate and Continuing Education)

Costs vary per course and are published in the Corporate and Continuing Education class schedule.
(No difference in charges for resident and non-resident students.)

Student Activity Publication Fee

  • $26 for 1-8 credit hours
  • $35 for 9 or more credit hours

Lab Fees

Some classes require a lab fee charge. For those classes with lab fees, the charges are as follows:

  • Curriculum Lab Fees: $27 per lab hour with 8 lab hour maximum per term ($216 maximum)
  • Occupational Extension Lab Fees: $27 per lab with 8 lab hour maximum per term ($216 maximum)


The term "Lab Hours" include both lab and clinical hours.
Appropriate lab fee amounts will be refunded if the class is cancelled by the college or if the class is dropped during the 100% refund period. Lab fees are used to provide supplies and equipment in the respective programs. All fees are subject to change.

Technology Fees

All students will be assessed a technology fee according to the following schedule:

  • Curriculum - $48 per semester
  • Corporate and Continuing Education Occupational Extension - $5 per course

 

Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee

The Campus Access, Parking and Security Fee (CAPS Fee) is charged to curriculum and Corporate and Continuing Education students who attend classes at any college facility. Revenues collected from this fee are used to pay costs of campus security, parking lot rental, and maintenance at all CPCC campuses and centers.

The CAPS Fee costs $73 per semester for curriculum students enrolled in 8 semester hours or less, $97 per semester for curriculum students enrolled in 9 semester hours or more, and $12 per class for Corporate and Continuing Education students. All fees are subject to change.

Student Insurance: Accident Insurance Plan

Student Accident Insurance is available to students enrolled in specific, high risk classes  and is required for specific classes. Accident insurance is currently $1.60. More information can be located on the Student Insurance webpage.

GED Testing

The GED® Test fee is $20 per section for a total of $80. All fees are subject to change.

Applied Music Study Fee

The fee for applied music courses is $200. All fees are subject to change.

Forensics Fee

The fee for forensics courses is $50 per class. All fees are subject to change.

Inclusive Access Fees

Inclusive Access fees are required for specific courses for online course materials. See Inclusive Access.