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 2013, the senior citizen waiver for students over 65 years old has been eliminated. All senior citizens will be required to pay for tuition and fees starting fall term.
  • 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 & Continuing Education)

Costs vary per course and are published in the CCE 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

Activity fees will be charged during the summer term beginning Summer 2015. All fees are subject to change.

Lab Fees

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

  • Curriculum Lab Fees: $21 per lab hour with $168 maximum
  • Occupational Extension Lab Fees: $21 per lab with $168 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. 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 and 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

Check out more information on American International Companies Student Accident Insurance.

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.

E-Text Fee

The E-Text fee is $96 for select courses. For Fall 2014, these courses include BUS-110, ECO-151, ECO-251, and ECO-252. All fees are subject to change.