Tuition and Fees for Online Programs

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U.S. News and World Report has called UNC Pembroke one of the most affordable universities in America.

Online students can take advantage of a high-quality education at an incredible cost. 

Beginning Fall 2021

Fees will be assessed at a per-credit-hour rate for all students. Student fees will be charged based on the student’s declared degree program of record and will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of twelve (12) credit hours for undergraduate students and nine (9) credit hours for graduate students.

A student’s fee rate is based on their classification (graduate or undergraduate) and program “(on-campus vs. distance education)”  as listed with the Office of the Registrar.  

  • Students enrolled in on-campus programs will be charged using the on-campus fee structure regardless of the method their courses are delivered. For example, a student enrolled in an on-campus program who takes an online course(s) will be charged using the on-campus fee rate. 
  • Students declared in a distance education program will be charged using the distance education fee structure (SGA, security, educational technology fee).
  • Students declared in a distance education program who choose to take on-campus courses will be charged using the on-campus fee rates for the on-campus courses and the distance education fee rates for the online courses. 
  • A student declared in a distance education program who takes on-campus courses to fulfill their program requirements due to UNCP not being able to fulfill their courses online can submit a waiver requesting to be charged using the distance education fee structure for the on-campus courses. Request for Charge Waiver

Note: Students enrolled in distance education classes in which proctored exams are required are responsible for any charges, including for identity verification, levied by a remote location. Those fees must be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.


NC Promise at UNC Pembroke

Beginning Fall 2018, you can have the benefit of a high-quality UNC Pembroke education at an incredible cost. The NC Promise Tuition Plan means you will pay tuition expenses of just $500 per semester for in-state students and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students.