General Tuition for Curriculum Courses (Credit Courses)
Tuition rates for North Carolina Community Colleges are established by the State Board as set by the NC Legislature for curriculum students per semester for North Carolina residents and out-of-state students (per NCCCS Administrative Code). The tuition is collected by the individual colleges and remitted to the NC Community College System Office for reallocation through FTE funding the next year.
2016 - 2017 tuition for 16 semester credit hours or more is charged at the rate of:
- $1,216.00 per semester for full-time in-state students
- $4,288.00 per semester for full-time out-of-state students
Tuition and fees are subject to change based on NC legislation and local board action. See HCC website-www.haywood.edu-for current tuition and fees (under Current students & Prospective students links on the home page).
See Residence Status in General Admissions, Enrollment Management section.
Resident students carrying less than 16 credit hours are charged $76.00* per semester hour and out-of-state students are charged $268.00 per semester hour. The tuition rate for auditing courses is the same as for taking them for credit. Tuition rates are subject to change as mandated by the State of North Carolina Legislature.
Student Activity Fees
Fall and Spring Semesters
- Students carrying 12 or more credit hours - $32.50 per semester
- Students carrying 6 to 11 credit hours – $24.00 per semester
- Students carrying 1 to 5 credit hours - $16.50 per semester
- Students carrying 12 or more credit hours - $16.00 per semester.
- Students carrying 6 to 11 credit hours - $11.00 per semester.
- Students carrying 1 to 5 credit hours - $6.00 per semester.
$3.00 per semester. The access fee includes internet/infrastructure/course delivery method and on-campus parking.
$20.00. The Graduation fee is for the diploma and cover and is payable during the semester the student expects to graduate. Candidates for graduation should contact Student Services to obtain an Application for Graduation. Students can purchase the appropriate cap, gown and tassel in the bookstore.
Tuition for Curriculum Self-Supporting Courses in the Summer Semester
Some of the curriculum courses in the summer semester are offered on a self-supporting basis. Tuition and fees for HCC self-supporting courses are charged at the in-state rate for all students regardless of residency status. Tuition waivers or exemptions do not apply to self-supporting courses. (See tuition waiver/exemption list in this section).
Institutional Fees for Curriculum (Credit) and Continuing Education (Non-Credit) Programs:
The following institutional fees are assessed when applicable. These fees are subject to change without prior notice upon approval by the College Administrative Council and Board of Trustees. The College reserves the right to assess new fees or increase or decrease charges as it may determine. The College will publicize any such changes when and if they occur. Audit students pay the same fees as students who enroll for credit.
General Tuition for Continuing Education Courses
Tuition rates for North Carolina Community Colleges are established by the State Board as set by the NC Legislature for continuing education students per class for North Carolina residents and out-of-state students (per NCCCS Administrative Code). The tuition is collected by the individual colleges and remitted to the NC Community College System Office for reallocation through FTE funding the next year.
Tuition for Continuing Education
Cost varies by course.
The Technology Fee is charged as follows:
• Continuing Education Students - $5.00 per computer class.
Costs for books and supplies vary by curriculum and continuing education program. Students pursuing degrees in certain programs may have additional fees related to industry certification, licensure, background check, supplies, etc. Students should see the appropriate department regarding additional costs.
Obligation for Payment
Tuition and fees are payable in full by the published deadlines. Refer to the Academic Calendar for tuition payment periods.
Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Haywood Community College.
Students receiving financial assistance from third party entities (such as vocational rehabilitation) should have formal authorization filed in the Business Office prior to the tuition payment deadline.
A check given in payment of expenses that is returned by the bank results in indebtedness to the College and places the student’s enrollment in jeopardy. There is a returned check fee of $25.00. All previously incurred expenses at the College must be paid before a student may register at the beginning of any semester. Degrees, diplomas, or certificates will not be granted nor will transcripts be furnished until all financial obligations to the College have been paid and cleared by the financial agent. Unpaid debts are turned over to a collection agency after a reasonable period is allowed for payment.
A refund is issued under the following circumstances:
- A 100% refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially drops prior to the first day of classes of the semester as noted in the college calendar. Also, if a course is cancelled by the college, a student is eligible for a 100% refund.
- A 75% refund of tuition only shall be made if the student officially drops from the course(s) prior to or on the official 10% point of the semester.
- For courses beginning at times other than the first week of the semester, a 100% refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially drops from the course prior to the first class meeting. A 75% refund of tuition only shall be made if the student officially drops from the course prior to or on the 10% point of the course. For contact hour courses, 10 calendar days from the first day of the class(es) is the determination date for census.
- If a student, having paid the required tuition and fees for a semester, dies during that semester (prior to or on the last day of the semester the student was attending), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds to individuals or groups, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations.
All tuition refunds are processed after the official 10% point of the semester and will be mailed to students; student fees are nonrefundable.
A student accident insurance policy is provided for each student enrolled in a curriculum course and some courses in continuing education. The premium for this policy is included as a part of the institutional fees charged at registration.
Please note that this is a limited accident policy. The policy only covers injuries caused by accidents that occur on-campus during the hours that the College is in session and/or while the student is taking part in a college endorsed activity under the supervision and control of College officials.
Students registering for Continuing Education courses are given an option to pay the accident insurance fee. This will cover any class-related injuries as covered in the limited accident policy. Instructions, insurance and incident forms can be found on the web site under current student. Further information concerning student insurance can be obtained from Student Services.
Haywood Community College does not provide medical services for students. The responsibility for medical services rests with the student. In the case of illness or injury on campus, please call Emergency Medical Services at 911 to assist individuals. Please call Campus Security (Office: 828-627-4514 or Cell: 828-734-8410) to notify them that EMS has been called so that they may assist until help arrives and help the EMS locate the person who is ill. First aid kits are available in labs and in Student Services. Urgent Care facilities are located a few miles from the campus in Hazelwood, near Exit 100 off Hwy 19-23 and in Canton at Exit 31 off I-40.