Distance Ed Tuition and Fees

Distance Education tuition rates vary based on residency. Residency for tuition purposes is decided by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).


Summer 2022 - Distance Ed


NOTE: Some or all instructional formats for all or part of the 2021-22 academic year may change due to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As has always been the case, tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event that instructional format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.

** Distance Education tuition and fees only apply to courses that are identified as Distance Education Campus and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus web delivery. **

Includes both Students with NC residency for tuition purposes and non-NC residency for tuition purposes

Students with non-NC residency for tuition purposes, living outside of NC*

* These rates apply to students who: 1) are determined to be a non resident of NC for tuition purposes by RDS, 2) are admitted to and exclusively enrolled in one of these approved DE 100% online programs, and 3) live outside of North Carolina.


Fall 2021-Spring 2022 - Distance Ed

Distance Ed Includes both Students with NC residency for tuition purposes and non-NC residency for tuition purposes.

Students with non-NC residency for tuition purposes, living outside of NC*

* These rates apply to students who: 1) are determined to be a non resident of NC for tuition purposes by RDS, 2) are admitted to and exclusively enrolled in one of these approved DE 100% online programs, and 3) live outside of North Carolina.


Tuition Information

  • Tuition rates are reviewed by the University's Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System and set annually by the North Carolina legislature.
  • Fees are reviewed and approved by the University's Board of Trustees with final approval pending the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System review.
  • Tuition and fees are billed by the semester for fall and spring terms. Tuition and fees are billed by the credit hour for summer terms, including credits over 12 hours.
  • Twelve or more credit hours are considered full-time for undergraduates and nine or more credit hours are considered full-time for graduates.