Tuition, Fees, and Payments

Tuition is controlled by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change without notice. Tuition payment dates with corresponding registration dates are provided by the Cashiering Office.

Payment dates vary by semester and are posted online, but statements are only issued for pre-fall registration. Review registration dates and deadlines and refer to MyCollege for specific information about tuition payment deadlines.

Please note:

  • Registration is not final until payment has been received.
  • All outstanding balances must be paid before registering or withdrawing for any term.
  • No college transcripts or diplomas will be released until all balances are paid in full.
  • Depending upon your registration date, sponsor letters are generally due 48 hours before the payment due date. In pay-as-you-go, sponsor letters are due at the time of registration.

Tuition Rates

The estimated cost of tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students can also be located at any Central Piedmont cashiering office. Please note that amounts listed are estimates only.

Fees

All fees are subject to change and may vary based on actual courses.

  • 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

      • 8 lab hour maximum per term ($216 maximum)
    • occupational extension lab fees: $27 per lab
      • 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 lab fee class is dropped during the period of full tuition refund. Lab fees are used to provide supplies and equipment in the respective programs.

  • 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) Fees

    Each student will be issued a parking permit for access to Central Piedmont parking lots. This fee is charged to all students, at all campuses, including continuing education students.

    The CAPS fee is:

    • $73 per semester for curriculum students registered in 8 semester hours or less
    • $97 per semester for curriculum students registered in 9 semester hours or more
    • $12 per class for students enrolled in Corporate and Continuing Education courses
    • no more than $97 each semester for any student
    • charged during the summer semester at the same rate charged fall and spring semesters

    The following students are not required to pay the CAPS fee, but will still be issued a parking decal:

    • students enrolled in fully online classes only (students who enroll in both online classes and classes on Central Piedmont campuses are required to pay the CAPS Fee)
    • Central Piedmont students enrolled in classes that meet at area high schools or other locations not owned and operated by Central Piedmont (will not be issued a parking decal)
    • Central Piedmont students enrolled in classes that have no tuition costs (e.g. Adult High School, English as a Second Language, compensatory education students)
    • senior citizens

    Students who enroll in curriculum courses but drop all their courses prior to the first day of the academic semester will have their CAPS fee refunded.

    In recent years, Central Piedmont has faced increasing costs to maintain parking and security services on our eight campuses. Historically, a portion of these costs have been paid through revenues from the sale of parking cards and parking lot exit fees paid by Central Campus students. In order to share these costs among our students taking classes at all our campus locations, the college has implemented the CAPS (Campus Access, Parking, and Security) Fee. Revenues collected from CAPS Fees are used to pay costs of campus security and parking lot rental and maintenance at all Central Piedmont campuses and centers. Even if you don't drive to campus, you will need to pay the CAPS fee. All Central Piedmont students who use our campus facilities benefit from the presence of Central Piedmont Security Services, which are funded by the CAPS Fee. For more information about the Campus Access Fee, visit the Parking page.

  • Student Insurance Fee: 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 page.

  • GED® Testing Fee

  • Applied Music Fee

    • $200
  • Forensics Fee

    • $50 per course
  • Inclusive Access Fees

    Inclusive Access fees are required for specific courses. The following fees are effective fall 2019:

    • Business (BUS-110) inclusive access fee: $107.25
    • Economics (ECO-251 and ECO-252) inclusive access fee: $124.18
    • Music (MUS-110) inclusive access fee: $83.92
    • Art (ART-111) inclusive access fee: $75.02
    • Academic Related Courses (ACA-122) inclusive access fee: $29.49

Payment Dates

Tuition payment dates with corresponding registration dates are provided by the Cashiering Office.

  • Summer 2019 Payment Dates

    Registration Dates

    Payment Due Dates

    April 18, 2019 to April 29, 2019

    April 29, 2019

    April 30, 2019 to May 06, 2019

    May 6, 2019

    May 7, 2019 to May 13, 2019

    May 13, 2019

    May 13, 2019 to May 20, 2019

    Pay As You Go (payment required the same day as registration)

    If you register after the beginning of the term, payment is due the Monday following the registration. This includes all 4-week, 8-week, and 12-week short session courses

  • Fall 2019 Payment Dates

    Registration Dates

    Payment Due Dates

    April 18, 2019 to July 15, 2019

    July 15, 2019

    July 16, 2019 to July 22, 2019

    July 22, 2019

    July 23, 2019 to July 29, 2019

    July 29, 2019

    July 30, 2019 to August 5, 2019

    August 5, 2019

    August 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    Pay As You Go (payment required the same day as registration)

    August 15, 2019 to August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019

    If you register after the beginning of the term, payment is due the Monday following the registration. This includes all 4-week, 8-week, and 12-week short session courses.

  • Spring 2019 Payment Dates

    Registration Dates

    Payment Due Dates

    11/2/18 to 11/19/18

    11/19/18

    11/20/18 to 12/03/18

    12/03/18

    12/4/18 to 12/17/18

    12/17/18

    12/18/18 to 01/03/19

    01/03/19

    01/03/19 to 01/14/19

    Pay As You Go (payment required the same day as registration)

    If you register after the beginning of the term, payment is due the Monday following the registration. This includes all 4-week, 8-week, and 12-week short session courses.

  • Corporate and Continuing Education Payment Dates

    Payments for Corporate and Continuing Education courses are due at the time of registration.

Making Payments

  • Payment Locations

    • Online payments may be made through MyCollege by choosing "Make a Payment" under the "Financial Information" menu.
    • Corporate and Continuing Education payments can be made via phone by contacting Corporate and Continuing Education customer service at 704.330.4223.
    • In-person payments may be made at any Central Piedmont Cashiering Office during normal operating hours.
  • Accepted Payment Options

    • cash
    • check (please write student ID number in the memo)
    • money order (please write student ID number on money order)
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Discover

    Please note that the Cashiering Office has gone paperless — receipts are emailed to your college email account and are also accessible through MyCollege.

  • Payment Assistance

    • payment plan (Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan)
    • sponsorship (third-party payments, including employers, 529 college savings plan, etc.)
    • Veteran Benefits (Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Survivor and Dependent Assistance)
    • Financial Aid (federal student aid, grants, scholarships, alternative loans)
  • Returned Payments

    All returned checks, charge cards, and/or debit cards are subject to an insufficient fund fee of $25. This fee, along with the original payment amount, is due within five business days after official notification from the college. These amounts are payable only by cash or money order at the cashiering office. A hold will be placed on all student records until acceptable payment has been received.

Refund Dates