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TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER EXPENSES FOR CURRICULUM STUDENTS

Tuition is set by the State Board of Community Colleges at rates approved by the North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice. Student fees are set by the College Board of Trustees and are subject to change as well. 

Textbooks, fees, and supplies are additional expenses which vary according to the program of study. The payment of all tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Any student who does not pay tuition and fees will have his/her schedule purged from all classes. Students may not attend class until tuition is paid in full. 

Students receiving financial aid, sponsorship assistance, and/or participating in e-Cashier must confirm that the College has the sufficient payment documentation required to be officially registered for class.

**Note: The following information applies to students enrolled in curriculum programs. For information on Continuing Education fees, see the appropriate section of this catalog.

 TUITION AND FEES-CURRICULUM STUDENTS

Tuition/Fee Amount Comments
Tuition-NC Residents $76.00 Per Credit Hour $1,216.00 max
Tuition – Non NC Residents $268.00 Per Credit Hour 4,288.00 max
Student Activity Fee $35.00 Per Semester  
College Access, Parking, & Security Fee 20.00 Per Semester  
Student Accident Insurance $2.00 Per Semester  
Liability Insurance $13.00 Per Academic Year Certain courses
Technology Fee $3.00 Per Credit Hour in Fall and Spring Semesters $48.00 max
Technology Fee $1.00 Per Credit Hour in Summer Semester $16.00 max
Course Specific Fee Varies Per Course Certain courses
Transcript Fee $5.00 Each Official Copy Unofficial Copies Free
Student ID Fee $5.00 Each Additional 1st ID provided Free

 

Tuition Rates.
At the publication of this catalog and effective January 1, 2016, tuition is $76.00 per credit hour, not to exceed $1,216.00, for legal residents of North Carolina. Tuition for out-of-state residents is $268.00 per credit hour, not to exceed $4,288.00. (This amount is subject to change by the State Board of Community Colleges without notice.)

Student Activity Fee.
Student activity fees must be paid by day and evening students when registering for curriculum classes. The collected fees are used by the Student Government Association to help support students programs, athletic events, contests, and other activities. Fees are $35.00 per semester.

College Access, Parking, and Security Fee.
Student parking fees are charged to support the College’s parking facilities and campus security. The fee is $20.00 per student per semester.

Student Insurance.
All curriculum students are required to purchase accident insurance. The $2.00 fee is due at the time of registration. Coverage is provided while on campus, while traveling to and from campus, and during approved off campus events.  Students must submit claims for injury covered under the accident insurance provisions immediately, but in no instance later than 30 days, in order to benefit from coverage. All accidents must be reported to the Chief of Security’s Office, Student Services Building, Room 108A, within 24 hours of the date of the accident. The premium for accident insurance is subject to change annually. For additional information concerning coverage, contact the Business Office at 252-862-1214.

Liability Insurance.
Students enrolled in certain health science and vocational programs are required to purchase professional liability insurance coverage. The cost of the liability insurance is currently $13.00 per year. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is covered prior to attending these classes.

Technology Fee.
A technology fee must be paid by day and evening students when registering for curriculum courses. The collected fees are used by the College to maintain and update computer hardware and software utilized by students. A fee of $3 per credit hour in the fall and spring semesters is assessed to all students with a maximum of $48 per semester.  A fee of $1 per credit hour in the summer semester is assessed to all students with a maximum of $16 per semester. 

Course Specific Fee.
A course specific fee must be paid by students registering for specific courses of instruction. These fees are collected and used by the College to purchase items required for the course that are considered to be in addition to the normal supplies and materials that the College would provide.

Transcript Fees.
Upon written request by a student, a transcript for curricular courses taken at R-CCC will be issued to the appropriate institution, agency, or individual. Official copies of transcripts are $5.00 each; unofficial copies are available at no cost. Transcript requests are made through the Business Office, located in the Jernigan Building, Room 102.  Transcripts, official or unofficial, cannot be processed or released until all of the student’s financial obligations to the College have been satisfied. (See the Academic Regulations section for more information.) 

Student ID Card Fees.
Student ID cards are covered in the student activity fee for curriculum students; a replacement card is $5.00. See the Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Appeals section for more information.)

Tuition and Fees Rate Table effective January 1, 2016 for Curriculum courses/classes.

In State Tuition – $76.00 per credit hour.

Credit Hour Rate Activity Fee Insurance Campus Access/ Security/ Parking Technology Fee Total
1 76.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 3.00 136.00
2 152.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 6.00 215.00
3 228.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 9.00 294.00
4 304.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 12.00 373.00
5 380.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 15.00 452.00
6 456.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 18.00 531.00
7 532.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 21.00 610.00
8 608.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 24.00 689.00
9 684.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 27.00 768.00
10 760.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 30.00 847.00
11 836.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 33.00 926.00
12 912.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 36.00 1,005.00
13 988.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 39.00 1,084.00
14 1,064.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 42.00 1,163.00
15 1,140.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 45.00 1,242.00
16 1,216.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 48.00 1,321.00

Out-of-State Tuition – $268.00 per credit hour.

Credit Hour Rate Activity Fee Insurance Campus Access/ Security/ Parking Technology Fee Total
1 268.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 3.00 328.00
2 536.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 6.00 599.00
3 804.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 9.00 870.00
4 1,072.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 12.00 1,141.00
5 1,340.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 15.00 1,412.00
6 1,608.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 18.00 1,683.00
7 1,876.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 21.00 1,954.00
8 2,144.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 24.00 2,225.00
9 2,412.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 27.00 2,496.00
10 2,680.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 30.00 2,767.00
11 2,948.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 33.00 3,038.00
12 3,216.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 36.00 3,309.00
13 3,484.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 39.00 3,,580.00
14 3,752.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 42.00 3,851.00
15 4,020.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 45.00 4,122.00
16 4,288.00 35.00 2.00 20.00 48.00 4,393.00

 

Textbooks & Supplies.
The cost of books and supplies depends upon the program in which enrolled. Full-time students can, however, expect to pay at least $400 per semester. The Bookstore is located in Room 111 of the Jernigan Building. Operating hours are posted on the Bookstore entrance. Additional information is provided on the Bookstore page of the College’s website at www.rcccbooks.com.


Tuition Refund Policy.

Refunds are not automatic. All drop/add forms must be submitted to Student Services before any refund will be considered.  A 100% refund shall be made if the student officially drops prior to the first day of classes of the academic semester or term as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100% refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially drops from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10% point of the semester. Student fees are NOT refundable.

Federal regulations, if different from above, will overrule this policy.

To be eligible for a tuition refund, the student must:

  1. Officially register and pay tuition and fees.
  2. Process and submit a Drop/Add Registration Change Notice form to the

Registrar’s Office no later than 10% point of the term as defined above.

For additional information regarding refunds, contact the Business Office staff at 252-862-1214 or Student Services staff at 252-862-1200.

Bookstore Refund Policy.
The College Bookstore is managed and operated by Nebraska Book Company. Therefore, the College does not set the policies or rules. The Bookstore refund policy is subject to change without notice. Items may be returned to the Bookstore within five days of the date of purchase in their original packaging and with a receipt. If a class is cancelled, the Bookstore will accept the textbook as a return with a receipt and proper documentation and/or notification of the class cancellation by the appropriate College employee. Additional information is provided on the Bookstore page of the College’s website www.roanokechowan.edu.

Title IV Federal Refund Policy.
Title IV Federal Programs include, but are not limited to, Pell Grant and Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Title IV Federal Financial Aid students who withdraw or stop attending the College will have their financial aid recalculated according to the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, 34 CFR part 668.22. Some grant recipients may owe a repayment to both the College and the Federal government as a result of this recalculation. Students will be notified if repayment is due.

Withdrawal from Course(s).
Students who receive financial aid from any of the Title IV Federal Programs (as listed above) may be responsible for repaying a portion of their aid if they withdraw, drop, or stop attending classes during the refund period.
Withdrawal from classes may also affect eligibility for financial aid for the following semester or academic year.  Students will be notified if monies are due the College.

Past Due Accounts/Outstanding Debts.
Any student who fails to resolve any outstanding debt to the College will not be permitted to register for classes, receive academic or financial aid transcripts, receive a diploma or certificate, and/or participate in graduation. In addition, past due accounts 90 days or older will be turned over to the NC Department of Revenue’s Debt Setoff program.

Payment Plans/Options.
The College provides students with the following payment options to cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies to those who qualify:

Financial Aid and Scholarships– refer to the Financial Aid section of this catalog or contact the

Financial Aid Office for information.

Third Party/Sponsorship Agreements – A student’s tuition, fees, and/or books may be covered through an agreement with the local Employment Security Commission, an employer, Veteran’s

Affairs, and other agencies and/or companies. The sponsorship agreement must state the amount of tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies covered and received by the Business Office before classes begin for the academic semester. Sponsored students must complete a Third Party Billing

Agreement each semester, at the Business Office, in order to ensure that charges are properly deducted from their sponsorship. All questions or concerns can be directed to the Business Office located in the Jernigan Building, Room 102 (252-862-1229).

Student Payment Plan – For $25 per semester, students may set up an interest-free monthly payment plan to cover the cost of their tuition and fees. This plan is sponsored by Nelnet Business

Solutions (e-Cashier). Books may not be included in this payment plan and must be purchased by other means. Payment drafts that are not allowed due to insufficient funds or account numbers that do not exist will be charged a nonrefundable fee of $25 for each occurrence by Nelnet.

Additional information is provided about e-Cashier at www.roanokechowan.edu/e-cashier.html or by contacting the Business Office Cashier at 252-862-1214. Availability of e-Cashier is determined by Roanoke-Chowan Community College. Please be aware that the College may elect not to have   e-Cashier available during specific times and dates during registration. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm with the Business Office that his/her account has been set up properly and will cover all tuition and fees for the semester to ensure that his/her schedule does not get purged from the system. It is also the student’s responsibility to notify the Business Office of any changes made to his/her schedule to ensure that their payment plan is adjusted accordingly.

 

**NOTE: Financial aid is not considered earned until the Financial Aid office verifies attendance and requests for awards to be applied to student accounts. Students with financial aid should understand that aid will not be applied to their account until the disbursement date published on the College calendar and therefore any payments they have contracted with Nelnet (e-Cashier) to draft from their account will continue and be posted on schedule.  Once financial aid is actually applied to their account, then the balance that Nelnet reflects will be adjusted. 

Please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if you add or drop a class or if you receive financial aid. You should review your agreement balance online through MY FACTS Account or call the Roanoke-Chowan Community College Business Office at 252-862-1214 to confirm the change. Once e-Cashier has been turned off for a semester, a student cannot make changes; however, in some cases the Business Office can adjust the account if given permission in writing by the student.