Tuition and Fees

New Student Registration fee: If you are not a student or employee at UNC-Chapel Hill and this is your first Carolina Courses Online course, you will be charged the New Student Registration fee of $45. At the end of our online enrollment system, you will be asked to supply your credit card information or mail a check. This fee is non-refundable.

UNC-Chapel Hill full-time, degree-seeking students: An online course is included in your full-time tuition. A 12-credit-hour, full-time course load can include one 3-hour CCO course and 9 credit hours from on-campus classes. Or, if you are registered on campus for at least 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or 9 credit hours (graduate) for a fall or spring semester, you will not be charged additional tuition for taking a CCO course in the same semester. CCO courses meet the same credit stipulations as any on-campus course, so they may be used toward your total credit hours for a semester. Note: This does not apply to summer terms. Tuition and fees must be paid for summer enrollment.

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Tuition and Fees for Carolina Courses Online

Credit hours North Carolina Residents Nonresidents
Tuition Fee Total Tuition Fee Total
1 credit hour $232 $14.17 $246.17 $1,080 $14.17 $1094.17
1.5 credit hours $348 $21.25 $369.25 $1,620 $21.25 $1,641.25
2 credit hours $464 $28.34 $492.34 $2,160 $28.34 $2,188.34
3 credit hours $696 $42.51 $738.51 $3,240 $42.51 $3,282.51
4 credit hours $928 $56.68 $984.68 $4,320 $56.68 $4,376.68
5 credit hours $1,160 $70.85 $1,230.85 $5,400 $70.85 $5,470.85

After you have enrolled in a course through Carolina Courses Online, you’ll be notified by the Student Accounts office when your bill is ready. This notification is sent to your UNC-Chapel Hill email address and includes information on how to view your bill online and how to make a payment.

If you register after the billing period, you must pay estimated tuition and fees or give notice of anticipated aid to the University Cashier before you can be officially enrolled.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on your classification, which is determined by the program in which you are enrolled.

If you have questions about the Connect Carolina billing process, visit Student Billing. If you have questions about fees, fines, holds, or other aspects of your bill, visit Student Account Services. Information on third-party payment options can be found at Student Account Services under “Our Services.” If you’re a UNC employee, you can use the tuition waiver program.


Tuition and other charges are subject to change, based on legislative mandates. It is possible for tuition to change for a particular semester after you have enrolled. If this happens, you will be billed for any increases and refunded for any overpayments.

Tuition does not include your textbooks or the cost of subscribing to an Internet service provider. Enrollment is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Possible Fee Associated with Verifying Student Identity

If you take a course that requires a proctored exam, be aware that you may be charged a fee for proctoring your exam by the site where you arrange to take the exam. Proctored exams is one method UNC uses to verify that the students receiving credit for a course are the ones who actually took the course.