Benchmarked against many of North Carolina’s public institutions such as NC State, NC Wesleyan offers an affordable tuition rate with minimal fees. Students have access to a variety of federal, state and institutional grants.
2023-2024 Academic Year (June – July)
- $435 per credit hour, $5,220 for a full-time course load of two classes per 8-week session
- $45 Technology Fee for every 8-week term that you are enrolled
- $125 Graduation Fee (One-time fee added to your account when you apply for graduation)
- $15 Background Check Fee (One-time fee; Run on all new students and is non-refundable)
Methods of Payment
Courses can be paid by the following: (Cash is not accepted at any NCWU campus)
- Check (Make checks payable to NCWU or NC Wesleyan)
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express)
- Financial Aid (Paperwork should be completed before you start classes)
- Employer Vouchers (see ERP section)
- Veteran’s Benefits
Financial aid is available to students who have been officially accepted as degree-seeking at NCWU. Federal financial aid provides options for student loans and Pell Grants, with eligibility depending on various criteria established by the Federal Government. Submit and file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at least 10-12 weeks before registration. Awards are based on an academic school year (August – April). FAFSA forms are available online at www.studentaid.gov. The NCWU school code is 002951. Please have available last year’s tax information when filing online. Contact any APS location for additional information.
Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP)
Many employers realize the value of education and want to invest in their employees. North Carolina Wesleyan University works directly with students who have the ability to utilize employer payment options to assist in their education. This is a wonderful benefit that can assist students with the financial aspect of paying for college.
Students whose employer reimburses part, or all of their educational tuition costs, are eligible for the Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP). Students whose employers are willing to participate in this program should contact the Business Office for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Adult Students
|Federal Pell Grant||Amounts determined by FAFSA application|
||$2,200 (Amount changes yearly and is based on student enrollment. The amount is determined by FAFSA and NC Residency applications)|
|Public Service Scholarship||Equivalent to 10% of tuition. Includes active and veteran police officers, firefighters/EMS employees. Find out more about the Public Service Scholarship.|
|Department of Public Safety (DPS) Employees||Equivalent to 22% of tuition. Must provide proof of employment.|
|Military Scholarship||Equivalent to 10% of tuition. Dependent on the number of credits. Includes all active duty, veterans and spouses for all branches of the military, including the National Guard and Coast Guard. Must submit DD-214 or military ID.|
|Phi Theta Kappa||$500 grant each year. (If you were inducted into the society at the community college you graduated from, you are entitled to a $500 grant each year of your attendance at North Carolina Wesleyan University. You must inform and provide proof to your financial aid counselor. $250 will be applied in late fall and late spring of each year and applies for students completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester. You must be enrolled full-time.)|
|United Methodist Award||Equivalent to 20% of tuition. Must be a member of a Methodist Church and your pastor provides a letter to that fact. This applies to spring and fall only for students completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester.|
|2+ Wesleyan Scholarship||$1,400 each year (Available for graduates of select Community Colleges. Must have an associate degree with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. This applies to spring and fall only for students completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester.)|
|Alumni Award||50% of tuition. For NCWU alumni that return for a second bachelor’s degree. Discount does not apply for certificates or graduate school.|
|Legacy Grant||$500 each semester. For children of NCWU alumni. Students will receive a $500 internal grant for a maximum of 4 semesters. This applies to spring and fall only for students completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester.|
|Central Carolina CC Scholarship||$12% each year (Available only for graduates of Central Carolina Community College. Must have an associate degree with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.)|
|Vance Granville CC Scholarship||$10% each year (Available only for graduates of Vance Granville Community College. Must have an associate degree with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.)|
*NOTE: Students are considered full-time by taking two classes every 8-weeks