Charlotte Online/Distance Ed Tuition and Fees

Distance Education tuition rates vary based on residency. The North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) decides residency for tuition purposes.

Tuition Rates

Summer 2024 – Charlotte Online/Distance Ed

Rates are per semester. Tuition and fees are billed by the credit hour for summer terms, including credits over 12 hours for Undergraduates and 9 hours for Graduates.

**Distance Education tuition and fees only apply to academic programs that are identified as Distance Education Campus. For more information about programs designed as Distance Education, visit online.charlotte.edu.

These rates apply to students who are determined to be a Resident, Non-resident, or an Out of NC non-resident by RDS (see Tuition Classifications below for residency definitions). Out of NC non-resident rates are exclusive to the following Distance Education online programs.

Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 – Charlotte Online/Distance Ed

*Tuition and Fees are proposed and are subject to change pending legislative approval.*

Tuition & Fees per semester for Resident, Non-resident, and Out of NC non-resident students:​

These rates apply to students who are determined to be a Resident, Non-resident, or an Out of NC non-resident by RDS (see Tuition Classifications below for residency definitions). Out of NC non-resident rates are exclusive to the following Distance Education online programs.

Distance Education tuition and fees only apply to academic programs that are identified as Distance Education Campus. For more information about programs designed as Distance Education, visit online.charlotte.edu.


Tuition Classifications

Resident
  • A person who has established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for at least 12 months (365 days) immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for in-state tuition and state financial aid eligibility purposes.

Out of NC Non-Resident
  • Out of NC Non Residents are determined to be non residents of North Carolina and residing outside of North Carolina. They must also be enrolled exclusively in an approved 100% Online Academic Credit (DE) program.

Non-Resident
  • A person who may be living in North Carolina, but has not established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina, or who has not maintained that legal residence for at least 12 months immediately prior to requesting a residency classification. Non-Residents are not eligible for in-state tuition or for state financial aid.

Students only need to contact the North Carolina Residency Determination Services (RDS) office if they are seeking to be designated as a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, otherwise their status defaults to non-resident.

Out of NC Non-Resident Qualifications include:

  • Students must be admitted to and exclusively enrolled in courses that are part of a 100% online, approved DE program.
  • Determination of where a student resides is initially done using location information submitted by the student and contained in the University’s student information system.
  • The Out of NC Non-Resident DE tuition appeal process is designed for students who believe their automatic assessment of eligibility for this tuition rate is incorrect.
  • Appeals for current semester tuition and fees must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the posted census date. The census date is posted on the official Academic Calendar and the Appeals Form.
  • NOTE: This appeal form is ONLY for Distance Education students. Please do not submit an appeal if you are not a DE student at Charlotte. ​

To begin the appeal process, please fill out this form:

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