Apr 25, 2024  
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog 
  
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Expenses


Fees and Expenses

Tuition

Student Residency Classification Policy

Student Activity Fee

Student Insurance Fee

Technology Fee

Graduation Fee

Textbooks and Supplies

Uniforms

Malpractice Insurance

Refund Policy

College Expenses paid by Outside Agencies

 

Fees and Expenses

Beaufort County Community College receives financial support from local, state, and federal sources, allowing each student an educational opportunity at minimum cost. Tuition rates are set by the North Carolina General Assembly and the State Board of Community Colleges, and other fees are established by the Board of Trustees of Beaufort County Community College. The total expense consists of tuition, student activity fee, textbooks, technical fee, supplies and materials, uniforms, and malpractice insurance, if applicable. The cost of textbooks supplies and materials, and uniforms varies according to the curriculum. All tuition and fees must be paid in full on registration day. Students who will be attending school on a scholarship or are being assisted by a private individual, company, club, or state agency should consult the section on College Expenses Paid By Outside Agencies to determine the information that must be furnished to the Business Office prior to registration. Students who are in need of financial assistance should consult the section on Financial Aid. The tuition schedule and all other fees are explained below.

Tuition

All students are charged tuition according to the following schedule, 2023-2024:

N.C. Resident:

1 to 15 Semester Credit Hours $76.00 per semester hour
16 Semester Credit Hours and Over $1,216.00 per semester

Out-of-State:

1 to 15 Semester Credit Hours $268.00 per semester hour
16 Semester Credit Hours and Over $4,288.00 per semester

Note: These rates are subject to change by action of the General Assembly.

Student Residency Classification Policy

The tuition charge for persons who have been legal residents of North Carolina for at least 12 months is less than for non-residents. Out-of-state students are admitted under the same regulations as others except for tuition charged.

  1. General
    To qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident must have maintained his or her domicile in North Carolina for at least 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes. To be eligible for such classification, the individual must establish that his or her presence in the state during such 12-month period was for the purpose of maintaining a bona fide domicile rather than for purposes of mere temporary residency incident to education. Regulations concerning residency classification for tuition purposes are set forth in North Carolina G.S. 116-143.1(a). Each enrolled student must complete a residency determination package online at the North Carolina Residency Determination Service. Contact the BCCC Admissions Office for additional information or assistance with residency determination.

Student Activity Fee

The Student Activity Fee is based upon the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled ($1.00 per credit hour) with a maximum of $16.00 per semester. The funds collected by the activity fee are used to support social and athletic functions, special academic projects, cultural events, clubs, health- and diversity related activities, accident insurance, graduation, and other student-related activities.

Student Insurance Fee

The Student Insurance Fee is a flat $2.00 per semester, the funds collected by the student insurance fee covers accident insurance.

Technology Fee

The Curriculum technology fee is based upon the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled ($4.00 per credit hour) with a maximum of $36.00 per semester. The Continuing Education Technology fee is based upon a flat fee of $5.00 per Occupational Extension computer course. The funds collected by the technology fee are used to support the cost associated with technology initiatives on our campus including computer labs, student email, and other related student technology initiatives.

Graduation Fee

The graduation fee covers the costs of the diploma or degree, cap and gown, and other graduation expenses. In order for a student to receive a diploma or degree and/or attend the graduation ceremony, the student must apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee. The graduation fee will be due and payable to the Business Office once a student has applied for graduation. The student should be sure he/she is eligible to graduate before applying.

Textbooks and Supplies

The cost of textbooks and supplies varies according to the curriculum but averages about $300 per semester for a full-time student. Textbooks may be purchased from the bookstore on campus.

Uniforms

Uniforms are necessary for the Associate Degree Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Practical Nursing, Cosmetology, and BLET programs. Uniforms are purchased by the student.

Malpractice Insurance

Students enrolled in Associate Degree Nursing, Human Services Technology, Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide, Emergency Medical Tech, or Medical Laboratory Technology must purchase malpractice insurance. These students are billed once, annually, through student fees at a minimum cost. The College then submits these fees to The Student Liability Insurance Program for malpractice coverage.

Refund Policy

  1. A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester or term as noted in the college calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees are refunded at 100 percent only when all tuition is refunded at 100 percent.
  2. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student drops the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester. Fees are nonrefundable when any portion of a student’s tuition is refunded at 75 percent.
  3. For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester a 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class.
  4. A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class prior to the first day of class of the academic semester or term or if the college cancels the class. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class on or before the census date.
  5. Students who have not attended a class by the 10 percent date of the class will be dropped by the instructor as “never attended.” Students who are dropped as “never attended” will receive 100% adjustment and/or refund for the class. If other charges (e.g. bookstore charges) have been applied to the account, the student will be 100% responsible for the other charges.
  6. A 100% refund shall be made if a student is initially deemed as “in state” for tuition purposes but changed to “out of state” by the Residency Determination System prior to the 10 percent point, and the student has “no means” or “no desire” to pay the “out of state” tuition rate. The student must officially withdraw within 10 calendar days of the College notifying the student of the change in residency status.
  7. If a final residency determination effective date is validated after the 10 percent point of the course section or academic term, whether to “in state” or to “out of state”, the College shall apply the new tuition determination to the following term.

Miscellaneous fees are non-refundable, including gym fees, malpractice insurance fees, replacement ID card fees, and testing fees.

College Expenses Paid by Outside Agencies

Students who will have their expenses paid by a private individual, company, club, state agency, etc., must provide the Business Office with a letter of authorization prior to registration. Until the Business Office has this authorization in writing, the student will not be allowed to charge his/her fees. The authorization should contain the following:

  1. Name and address of the sponsor,
  2. Person to contact,
  3. Name of the recipient,
  4. Period of time covered,
  5. Names of students and what is covered by the authorization (tuition, activity fee, books, graduation fee, uniforms, malpractice insurance, etc.), and
  6. Method by which payment will be made to the College.

If the sponsor makes payment directly to the recipient, the Business Office does not need a letter of authorization.