Adult Studies Tuition

Benchmarked against many of North Carolina’s public institutions, NC Wesleyan offers an affordable adult studies tuition rate with minimal fees. Students have access to a variety of federal, state and institutional grants, scholarships and tuition assistance. Cost and aid should not be a determining factor when considering NCWU’s adult & Professional Studies program.

Adult Studies Undergraduate Tuition Cost

2024-2025 Academic Year (June – July)

  • $435 per credit hour, $5,220 for a full-time course load of two classes per 8-week session
  • $50 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)

Graduate & Professional Tuition Cost

Interested in our award winning Graduate Programs? NC Wesleyan’s graduate tuition rates are extremely competitive compared to other graduate schools in the U.S. Learn more about tuition costs per credit hour here.

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

Cost and Aid for Adult Students

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 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.

Adult Studies 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.

Veteran’s Benefits for Adult Students

Veteran’s benefits may be used to meet the tuition costs. To learn more about our Veterans Benefits and Admission, visit our Veterans Benefits section. Interested students attending NC Wesleyan should contact Laura Estes Brown at

Scholarships and Awards for Adult Students

NC Wesleyan offers a range of scholarships and awards specifically tailored to adult students. Explore exciting opportunities for adult learners at NC Wesleyan University through our dedicated scholarships and awards program.