Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. Use this button if you have registered and wish to pay your bill using a credit card:

Tuition can be paid by check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Note that debit cards requiring the use of a PIN for all transactions are not accepted. A $25 fee is assessed on all returned checks. Make checks payable to “The Friday Center.” UNC employees may use the Employee Tuition Waiver program to cover the cost of tuition and fees.

If you want to withdraw from a course after submitting your enrollment form and payment, follow the procedures explained in Withdrawing from Your Course. Stopping payment on a check written to pay for your enrollment does not constitute an official withdrawal and does not relieve you of the responsibility to pay for your enrollment in full. A $25 fee will be issued if you stop payment on your check. You can receive a partial refund if you withdraw within 30 days of your enrollment date.

Self-paced Tuition and Fees

Nonresident tuition applies to students who reside in North Carolina and do not qualify for in-state tuition.

Credit hours North Carolina Residents Nonresidents
Tuition Fee* Total Tuition Fee* Total
1 credit hour $237 $13.34 $250.34 $1,122 $13.34 $1,135.34
2 credit hours $474 $24.96 $498.96 $2,244 $24.96 $2,268.96
3 credit hours $711 $40.02 $751.02 $3,366 $40.02 $3,406.02
4 credit hours $948 $53.36  $1,001.36 $4,488 $53.36 $4,541.36


Self-paced Out-of-State Tuition and Fees

Self-paced out-of-state tuition is for students who are taking only self-paced courses, who live outside of North Carolina while taking the self-paced course(s), and who do not claim to be residents of North Carolina for tuition purposes.

Credit hours Out-of-State Residents
Tuition Fee* Total
1 credit hour $499 $12.48 $511.48
2 credit hours $998 $24.96 $1,022.96
3 credit hours $1497 $37.44 $1534.44
4 credit hours $1996 $49.92  $2045.92


*A student fee of $14.17 per credit hour is charged for each registration. This includes an educational and technology fee, and fees for Administrative Systems, Association of Student Governments, Campus Security, and Student Information System (SIS) registration. If you are a UNC employee using the tuition waiver, you are not required to pay this fee.

The fee for noncredit courses is indicated in the course descriptions. Tuition and other charges are subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for charges that are in effect at the time a transaction occurs.

International Postage for Correspondence Courses

If you are residing abroad, additional shipping charges for textbooks will apply. If your book order is being shipped outside the continental United States, email Chris Kutas at the UNC Student Stores at or call 919-962-4789 to request a shipping quote.

Additional Fees

Additional charges apply for:

  • extending your enrollment period
  • transferring from one course to another
  • reworked assignments: Occasionally, your instructor may ask you to rework an assignment. If this occurs, you are expected to pay the actual cost of having your work graded again. You will be notified of this cost and should send in payment with your reworked assignment.

Possible Fee Associated with Verifying Student Identity: If you take a course that requires a proctored exam, know that you may be charged a fee for proctoring your exam by the site where you arrange to take the exam. Proctored exams are one method UNC uses to verify that the students receiving credit for a course are the ones who actually took the course.