Fixed Tuition

North Carolina A&T State University is implementing the Fixed Tuition Program as required by North Carolina General Statute § 116-143.9. Effective with the fall 2016 semester, tuition rates at all UNC institutions will be fixed for eight consecutive semesters for all resident bachelor’s degree-seeking freshmen. Tuition rates for other currently enrolled resident undergraduates and eligible transfer students will be fixed for an appropriate number of consecutive semesters.

A student must remain continuously enrolled at the constituent institution during the entire tuition period to receive this benefit. Continuous Enrollment is defined as a student being consecutively enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University for the fall and spring semesters in courses creditable toward a baccalaureate degree.

The eligibility period begins for first-time or transfer students upon enrolling at North Carolina A&T State University for the fall or spring semester as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Semesters in which students completely withdraw from the institution before the tenth day of the term will not be counted in the designated fixed-tuition time period. Semesters in which students completely withdraw from the institution after the tenth day of the term will be counted in the designated fixed-tuition time period.

A break in enrollment occurs when a student is not enrolled during consecutive semesters at North Carolina A&T State University. Students are not required to be enrolled during the summer term(s) to maintain continuous enrollment.

Transfer Students

Eligible transfer students will receive fixed tuition for a prorated time period, based on credits accumulated at the transferring institution(s). Students transferring between UNC institutions but maintaining continuous enrollment will be subject to the transfer student policy.

Students Exempt From Fixed Tuition
The following categories of students are not eligible for the Fixed Tuition Program and will be billed based on the current year’s rate as approved by the North Carolina General Assembly:

  • Non-resident students
  • Graduate students
  • Continuing Education students
  • Students currently enrolled in a cooperative innovative high school/early college
  • Consortium, or Dual-Enrollment program
  • Second degree seeking students
  • Readmitted students who are not granted an appeal
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • UNC Online student

Five Year Program
Any program authorized by the Board of Governors to require 135 semester credit hours or more is officially designated as a five-year baccalaureate program. First-time students seeking a baccalaureate degree in five-year programs will be eligible for fixed tuition fo 10 consecutive academic semesters, not including summer sessions.

Students who have interrupted continuous enrollment may petition for a waiver to retain initial fixed tuition under the following conditions: (1) military service obligation, (2) serious medical debilitation or (3) short or long-term disability.

Tuition Surcharge
As required by state statute, students who attempt more than 140 degree credit hours to complete a baccalaureate degree in a four-year program (or more than 110 percent of the credit hours necessary for a four or five-year program) will be subject to a 50% tuition surcharge for credit hours in excess of 140. After the fixed tuition period has expired, tuition surcharge shall be applied according to current regulation.