Apr 16, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

Fees, Scholarships, and Financial Aid


 

CVCC charges tuition in accordance with policies established by the North Carolina Community College System. Tuition rates are subject to change. Certain fees have been established in accordance with guidelines and ranges established by the North Carolina Community College System. Fees are subject to change. Due dates for tuition and fees are established by the Chief Financial Officer or their designee. Students will forfeit their seat in a class if they fail to pay the applicable tuition/fees by the established due date.

Tuition

(Subject to change depending on action of General Assembly.)

Tuition Per Semester:
  North Carolina Residents
    16 hrs. or more $1,216.00
    15 hrs. or less (per semester hr.) $76.00
  Out-of-State Residents
    16 hrs. or more $4,288.00
    15 hrs. or less (per semester hr.) $268.00

Determinations of North Carolina Residency for tuition purposes are processed by the NC Residency Determination Service (RDS). All students, parents, faculty, staff and constituents of the North Carolina Community College System should refer to www.ncresidency.org for details regarding the North Carolina Residency Determination Service, processes and required residency guidelines for tuition purposes.

Specific documents used to establish residency can be found on the NC Residency website at NC Residency

Tuition for students enrolling in Occupational Extension courses are mandated by the NC Legislature per the schedule below. Fees for self-supporting courses are based on actual costs and both types of courses may also include the cost of instructional materials and/or textbooks required in such classes.  Each course offered will list the appropriate fee to be charged. 

Continuing Education Occupational Extension (per course)
  0-24 hours $70.00
  25-50 hours $125.00
  50+ hours $180.00

Fees and Insurance

Student Activity Fee $35.00
  (Curriculum Students per semester)
 
Student Accident Insurance (per semester) $1.25
Computer Use and Technology Fee  
  (Curriculum Students per semester) $48.00
Campus Access and Security Fee $35.00
  (Curriculum Students per semester)
 
Computer Use and Technology Fee  
  (Continuing Education Students per designated technology-related course) $5.00
Graduation Fee $25.00
Certificate Fee $10.00
Liability/Malpractice [Curriculum Students per semester]  
  (Nursing, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, EMS, Dental Hygiene, Polysomnography, Radiography, and Electroneurodiagnostic Students) $18.00
Liability/Malpractice [Continuing Education Students per class]  
  (CNA, CT, EMS, Healthcare, and Phlebotomy Students)
$18.00
Service Charge for Returned Checks $35.00
Lab Fees Varies
Replacement Fee for Library/ID Card $10.00
Transcript Fee $5.00

Accident insurance must be purchased by students registering for curriculum classes. The premium must be paid at the time of registration at the beginning of each semester.

Students enrolled in certain health programs/courses are required to purchase liability/malpractice insurance. The premium for this insurance must be paid at the time of registration.

Certain fees have been approved for testing services. These include fees for TEAS test, test proctoring, or other special circumstances.

Fee Waivers

In compliance with North Carolina Statutes and regulations of the North Carolina Community College System, tuition and fees may be waived under the following circumstances: No extension registration fee shall be charged of individuals enrolling in special extension training programs for emergency telecommunication personnel, fire department personnel, volunteer rescue, and lifesaving personnel, local law enforcement officers, or members of auxiliaries of such groups, providing the individual is a member of the group for which training is being provided.

High school students taking college credit classes through the Career and College Promise program, as well as Challenger and Alexander Early College High School students are exempt from tuition. Applicable fees will be charged.

Other Expenses

The cost of books, supplies, and equipment varies from one program of study to another.

Collection Notice

The College reserves the right to use all means necessary to collect any outstanding balances. This may include but is not limited to the use of NC Set-off Debt.

Other Actions Regarding Past Due Accounts

All previously incurred expenses and accounts, including payments made to Nelnet (a third party payment plan provider) for tuition, generally must be fully paid before a student may re-enter at the beginning of any semester and before transcript, diploma, or certificate will be furnished.

Refunds

Curriculum Classes

The College follows the refund policies established by the North Carolina Community College System. A copy of the current refund policies may be obtained from the Business Office. Specific guidelines and processes to ensure compliance with these policies shall be established by the Chief Financial Officer or their designee. The following are specific guidelines established in accordance with these policies. Refunds of less than $5.00 will not be made.

A full (100 %) tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the start date of the class. Example – If the start date of the class as indicated on the student’s schedule is September 1, the student must withdraw from that class on or before August 31 to receive a full (100%) tuition refund.

A 75% tuition refund shall be made if the student withdraws on or before the census date of the class. The census date for a class is the 10% point of the class.

No tuition refund shall be made if the student withdraws from a class after the census date of that class. 

The student fees, accident insurance premium, and some program specific fees (i.e., malpractice insurance fees, processing fees, etc.) are not refundable unless the student officially withdraws prior to the start of his/her classes, a student’s class is canceled, or the College determines an institutional error has occurred.

Continuing Education Classes

This policy includes occupational extension classes. A full refund will be given if the student officially withdraws from class prior to the first class meeting. Allow a minimum of two (2) weeks for processing of refund requests. Refunds of less than $5.00 will not be made. After the class begins, a 75% refund of registration tuition will only will be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10% point of scheduled hours. The student fees, accident insurance premium, and some program specific fees (i.e., malpractice insurance fees, processing fees, etc.) are not refundable unless the student officially withdraws prior to the start of classes, a student’s class is canceled, or the College determines an institutional error has occurred. Continuing Education students who are a no show for a course will still be charged for the course they were to attend.

Financial Aid

The College provides the opportunity for all students to apply for certain types of financial aid programs. The College administers these programs in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Requirements and critical dates for receiving financial aid are outlined on the College’s website at How to Pay for College.