The Value of a NC Wesleyan University Education

College is the gateway to a lifetime of opportunities for graduates. Cost & Aid can be overwhelming, but North Carolina Wesleyan can guide you down several pathways to an affordable college career. In fact, 100% of our traditional students receive financial assistance from a variety of sources such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans.

NCWU Offers Very Reasonable Tuition for Graduate Degrees

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.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance

In-State/Out-of-State – $1,164.53*

Adult Studies/Distance Learning – $435

Graduate Programs:

  • Business Administration – $535
  • Criminal Justice – $525
  • Public Health – $550
  • Strategic Leadership – $535


Considered the Most Affordable Private Institution in NC

According to a Student Loan Hero by Lendingtree article:
“The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Colleges in Each State to Get a Bachelor’s Degree”

According to a News & Observer article:
“Which NC colleges cost the least? What NYT rankings say about sticker vs. net prices”

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Net Price Calculator

What is a Net Price Calculator?
Net price calculators
are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

What does Net Price mean?
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

100% of Students are Eligible to Receive Financial Aid

Tuition $34,936
Room (Double) $5.698
Meal Plan $7,096
Books FREE (Included in Tuition)
TOTAL: $47,730*

*Does not include $100 Processing & Orientation Fee (first-year students only) and additional University Fees. Contact the Business office for more information.

Tuition $17,468
Room (Double) $2,849
Meal Plan $3,548
Books FREE (Included in Tuition)
TOTAL: $23,865

Military Students

Per Credit Hour In-State/
Adult Studies/
Distance Learning
Tuition $1,164.53* $435
10% Military Discount -$116.45 -$43.50
Estimated Cost of Books -$62.50
TOTAL MILITARY COST $985.58 $391.50

*Per the DODMOU, the formula for Tuition is:
Tuition cost per year
X number of years to earn a degree
/ by 120 credit hours

Example: $34,936  x  4 /120 = $1,164.53 per semester hour

Payment Options

Students should be focused on their academic goals, not stressed about how they will make their next tuition payment. North Carolina Wesleyan understands that taking on college expenses can be daunting. That’s why we offer payment plans in the form of monthly installments to pay your tuition and fees. There is a $40 annual, nonrefundable fee for participation.

For more information, or to set up a payment plan, contact the North Carolina Wesleyan Business Office at 252.985.5104.

Ready to make your Deposit?

Congratulations on becoming a NC Wesleyan Bishop! Next steps after completing your application is to make your deposit so we can save your seat in the upcoming class of NCWU. In order to make your online deposit, students, parents and authorized users will need to have their user name and password supplied by the university.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about admission requirements, financial aid, FASFA Code, campus life and the Rocky Mount region…it’s all here.