Tuition and additional or special college fees that apply to in-state and out-of-state students are subject to change. A payment plan is available for students which offers flexible payment options each semester. The College provides financial aid and scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
|In-State (per semester hour)||$76.00|
|Maximum In-State Tuition||$1,216.00|
|Out-of-State (per semester hour)||$268.00|
|Maximum Out-of-State Tuition||$4,288.00|
|Computer Use and Technology, per semester||$48.00|
|Student Activity – Fall and Spring||$35.00|
|Distance Learning Fee (Hybrid or Online)||$25.00|
|Transcript Fee (each)||$10.00|
|Cap, Gown, and Tassel||$30.00|
|Associate Degree Hood||$30.00|
|Additional Diploma Covers (each)||$15.00|
|Returned Check, per check||$20.00|
|Summer supply fee, per course||$10.00|
|Campus Access, Parking, & Security per semester||$15.00|
|Student Accident Insurance, per semester||$1.20|
|Placement Retesting Fee||$3.00|
|Placement Test Fee for non-students||$5.00|
|Per day for overdue books||$0.10|
|Per day for overdue DVD||$1.00|
Per page for personal printing (students and non-students)
Per page for student-related content printing (first 10 pages free) pages
|Per page for photocopies||$0.10|
|Replacement library card||$1.00|
|Test proctoring (non-students)||$25.00|
|Nursing Admissions Testing||$75.00|
|Professional Liability Insurance (various health
and career programs) – annual fee
|Nursing Badge Replacement||$60.00|
|Nursing Lab fee||varies by cohort|
Many courses have special fees associated with them. These are listed in the Course Description section with the applicable course.
*Fees are subject to change upon approval of the College Board of Trustees. Tuition rates are subject to change by action of the N.C. General Assembly.
Student Payment Plan
For $25 per semester, students may spread the cost of their tuition and fees over a three-month period without interest charges by individually contracting with Nelnet. Consult the Student Accounts Office for details.
- A refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances:
- A 100% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of classes of the academic semester or term as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100% refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
- A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the official 10% point of the term
- For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a 100% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class. A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10% point of the class.
- A 100% 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% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class on or before the tenth calendar day of the class.
- To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulation will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule
- Where a student, having paid the required tuition for a semester, dies during that term (prior to or on the last day of examinations of the College the student was attending), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
- For a class which the College collects receipts that are not required to be deposited into the State Treasury account, the College shall adopt local refund policies.
Tuition Refund and Appeal Procedure
To be eligible for a refund, you must do one of the following on or before the published last day to drop for tuition refund each semester/session:
- Drop the class(es) through the web
- Execute an official drop form which must be processed by the Enrollment Services/Records Office, or
- Provide written permission to a representative who acts for you.
Tuition refund appeals are accepted by the Dean of Student Services by e-forms and are reviewed by the appeals committee. Appeals that do not represent a sound basis for reimbursement will be denied. Notification of approval/denial of appeals normally occurs by mail within two to three weeks. Craven Community College will promptly refund tuition and/or cancel a financial charge from a student’s account provided the student meets the requirements outlined below.
- Level I Determination: Initial determination of tuition appeal is made by committee members which include staff and faculty. Students may submit an appeal by e-form to the Dean of Student Services.
- Level II Determination: Level I must be denied in order to request a level II intermediate review. A level II intermediate appeal may be initiated by a student in writing and is reviewed by the Vice President for Students. The Vice President will respond to an intermediate appeal within 10 working days. The decision made at the intermediate level is final.
Submitting an Appeal
Refund appeals will not be considered unless the student has officially withdrawn from the class(es) and was making satisfactory progress in the class(es) at the time of withdrawal (students who are receiving financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawal to determine what, if any effect this action may have on future financial aid eligibility). If a student has a grade other than a “W”, the student must first contact the instructor and/or the academic dean to determine whether or not the student is eligible to have the grade in question changed to a “W”. If the change is granted, it must be submitted to the Student Services/Records Office, and processed by that office. All tuition appeals must be submitted with supporting documentation 2 using e-forms to the Dean of Student Services within three years from the beginning of the semester for which the charge was incurred.
Tuition appeals will generally be approved for the following reasons as long as the appropriate written supporting documentation is provided:
- Extended incapacitation/hospitalization of the student (which caused the student to miss 20% or more of scheduled instruction) documented by a physician’s statement on the doctor’s official letterhead (copies of the student’s medical records will not be accepted). This must be an unscheduled medical emergency diagnosed after the last day to drop for tuition refund. The physician’s letter (on his/her letterhead) must include the date the student was first seen for the medical condition, as well as the beginning and ending date the student was incapacitated/hospitalized and must state that the student was physically unable to attend classes during this period of time. A letter that does not specifically state, “the student was physically unable to attend classes” will not be grounds to approve an appeal. Pre-existing conditions are not justifiable
- Extended incapacitation/hospitalization or death of a student’s immediate family member (which caused the student to miss 20% or more of the scheduled instruction) – verified with appropriate documentation. Immediate family is defined as: father, mother, spouse, child, sibling, stepfather, stepmother, stepchild, stepbrother or stepsister.
- Involuntary changes in military orders that result in the active duty member moving outside the Craven County area; either documented by the commanding officer or the student must provide valid and properly endorsed orders (includes dependent(s) enrolled at Craven Community College). Orders must be Permanent Change of Duty Orders. Short-term orders (for more than 20% of the class sessions) associated with a National Emergency may qualify.
- Error in academic advising by Craven CC Personnel resulting in inappropriate course enrollment. Requests must be initiated through the Craven CC office where student was advised.
- Late notifications of denial to a specific degree program-with supporting documents.
- Institutional errors by Craven CC that cause the delay of administrative processes relative to registration or the delivery of financial aid funds.
Administrative difficulties with internships, placements or practicums involving the single enrollment of a student – with supporting material from placement official.
- Technological difficulties that can be substantiated by reliable evidence.
Tuition appeals will not be approved in the following instances:
- Personal errors in judgement or irresponsibility involving transportation, availability of finances, academic ability, time management, etc.
- Misinterpretation or lack of knowledge of college policies and procedures as published in the Craven CC Catalog, Craven CC Student Handbook, or Craven CC Schedule of Classes.
- Dissatisfaction with course content; issues concerning academic instruction must be addressed with the appropriate Academic Dean.
- Dissatisfaction with academic progress in course(s).
- Non-attendance or minimal attendance of class.
- Inadequate investigation of course requirements prior to registration and attendance.
- Non-qualification, late application, or loss of eligibility for financial aid or scholarship.
- Non-receipt of mail due to obsolete address on file with the Enrollment Services/Records Office.
- Notification of change in domicile status after the refund period.
- Changes of, or personal conflicts with, the instructor of record.
- Student error resulting in the delay of administrative processes relative to registration or the delivery of financial aid funds.
- Voluntary/involuntary acceptance of employment or other activity impacting ability to attend class. (i.e. work schedule/hours changed; lack of child care; vacation).
- Incarceration in a civilian or military facility.
- Other reasons not already specified
Refund policies are determined by the NCCCS, and dates are published in the course schedules each semester and on the college website.
For additional information about refunds, contact the Student Accounts Office staff at 252-638-7268.
Financial Aid Refund Policy
Title IV Federal Financial Aid students who withdraw or stop attending the college during the first 60% of the semester will have their financial aid recalculated according to the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, 34 CFR part 668.22. Some grant recipients may owe repayment to both the institution and the Federal government as the result of this recalculation.
Students who receive financial aid from any of the following sources: Federal Programs (Title IV)-Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and State Grants may be responsible for repaying a portion of their aid if they drop or stop attending classes during the refund period.
Withdrawal from classes may also affect eligibility for financial aid for the following semester or academic year. Students will be notified if monies are due the College.
Any student who fails to resolve any outstanding debt to the college (i.e. tuition, bookstore, library fees, parking fine, graduation, promissory note, financial aid, equipment, supplies debt, or any other required payment) will not be permitted to register or receive graduation diplomas or academic transcripts. In addition, past due accounts will be turned over for collection through the NC Dept. of Revenue’s Setoff Department program, through the State Employees Debt Collection Act and a collection agency.
A variety of financial aid options are available to Craven Community College students. Eligibility for these programs depends on the student’s academic progress, family income and assets. Due to the length of processing time, applicants are encouraged a) to apply to the College and b) to submit necessary paperwork as early as possible for financial aid consideration. Please do not wait to be formally accepted by Craven Community College before applying for aid. Priority consideration is given to students whose files are completed by June 1.
The College’s Financial Aid Office is available to assist students in researching and applying for financial aid and for assistance with completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial Aid General Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for financial aid at Craven Community College, a student must:
- be officially admitted
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- meet the minimum academic criteria specified for each financial aid program (see “Academic Progress” in this section)
- not be in default of any prior student loan or owe monies to any Federal Student Aid Program
- be enrolled in an eligible degree program
- be registered by the Pell census date of a term or before the FAFSA processed date.
- have a valid Social Security Number (unless from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau)
- demonstrate financial need
- be a high school graduate or have a General Education Development (GED) certificate or Adult High School Diploma (ADHS)
- not have a drug conviction for an offence that occurred while receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study)
- be registered with Selective Service if you are a male and 18 to 25 years of age.
For federal financial aid programs, an applicant must meet one of the following conditions in order to be considered an independent for the 2021-2022 academic year:
- be born before January 1, 1998
- be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
- be married
- be an orphan or a ward of the court, or have been a ward of the court until age 18
- be enrolled in a graduate or professional educational program
- have legal dependents (other than a spouse or children) who receive more than one-half their support from you
- be currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
- have children who receive more than one-half of their support from you
- have been in foster care since turning age 13
- currently or in the past, be an emancipated minor
- currently be or have been in a legal guardianship
- currently be homeless or at risk of being homeless
How to Apply
In order to apply for financial aid, a student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must file the FAFSA electronically. There is no fee with this application. Early Fall semester applicants with need, who file before March 31, will receive first consideration for campus-based aid programs, which are subject to funding limitations. Late applications are placed on a waiting list throughout the year. A student may receive one source of aid or a combination of federal and state aid. However, the amount of aid received is limited by the student’s educational cost, family contribution and aid availability. If selected for verification, the student and family must provide documentation, including but not limited to 2019 taxable income (IRS tax return; with W-2s) and non-taxable income (disability, child support, etc.). All non-taxable income information provided should be representative of the prior calendar year (2019 for the 2021-2022 aid year). See “verification” for additional information.
Craven Community College encourages all transfer students to seek a credit evaluation of coursework taken at prior institutions in order to determine if they have satisfied the necessary academic progress criteria to qualify for financial aid.
Regulations Governing Federal Assistance
Students who receive financial aid must attend all courses for which they are registered during a semester to receive funds. If the Financial Aid Office learns that a student never attended or stopped attending a particular course (or courses), that student’s financial aid may be affected.
The financial aid office is required to check the accuracy of information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for those students selected by the Department of Education. This review process is called Verification. Craven Community College has the authority to select students for verification if there is any information believed to be incorrect and/or to resolve any conflicting information to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid.
Student Verification Notification
Students selected for verification will be notified via their student email address. The student will be able to access their WebAdvisor account under the financial aid self-service portal to see a detailed list of documents needed to complete the verification process. Students should make an appointment to bring in needed documentation.
If you cannot or will not use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, a tax filer must provide a signed copy of their IRS Tax Return or a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS to verify the income information on the FAFSA. For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the tax return for 2019 is used. Independent students and the Parents of Dependent students who are non-tax filers for the year requested must request a “Verification of Non-Filing” letter from the IRS and provide a copy of their w2’s for any income earned from work. Filers of amended returns must provide a signed copy of the 1040x along with a Tax Return.
Corrections to FAFSA Data
The financial aid office will compare the information from the verification documents with the reported information on the FAFSA application. If any corrections need to be made, the financial aid advisor will submit the correction to the Department of Education.
Once the verification process is completed and corrections submitted, the advisor will check to ensure all admissions to Craven Community College is complete and all other requirements met. Then the student’s financial aid will be packaged. The student is notified via student email of their financial aid offer. The student has the option of electing to receive a physical offer letter in the mail by making this election in their WebAdvisor account. The student can utilize their Financial Aid Self Service Portal to view their offer letter electronically.
For faster processing, we suggest your FAFSA and Verification items are submitted to the financial aid office by June 1st prior to the start of the Fall semester of the academic year you are attending. Please allow at least 3 weeks processing time once we receive your FAFSA.
Consequences of Failing to Submit Documents
The financial aid office will not complete a financial aid award until all verification documents are provided to the financial aid office, corrections have been made and received back from the US Department of Education, all conflicting information has been resolved, and all admissions to Craven Community College is complete.
Failure to submit required documents before the deadline date for the academic year published in the Federal Register will result in forfeiture of financial aid funds. The deadline for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is mid-September 2022 or 120 days after the last day of the student’s enrollment, whichever is earlier.
If a financial aid advisor suspects that a student has misreported information or altered documentation to fraudulently obtain federal funds, they must first report this to the Director of Financial Aid. The director will investigate the situation, and if the director believes there is a fraudulent situation, all information must be forwarded to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Education and/or the local law enforcement agency.
The director will meet with the student, discuss any concerning information with the student and review all documentation presented. After the meeting and review, if the director determines that there is suspected fraud on the part of the student, the director will contact the Department of Education’s Inspector General’s office and provide all documentation regarding the suspected fraud for further investigation.
Fraudulent situations should be reported to the hotline of the Department of Education Inspector General at 202 755-2270 or 1-800-MIS-USED.
Federal Financial Aid Programs
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant provides grants up to $6,345 per year to all eligible applicants.* Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1, 2021. The application should list Craven Community College (school code 008086) as one of the colleges. The Financial Aid Office will receive the FAFSA information electronically in order to determine eligibility for all Federal Aid. Although the federal government allows the FAFSA to be filed by June 30, 2022, the receipt of a valid result must be on file with the Craven Community College Financial Aid Office by the student’s last day of class.
For students required to take developmental courses, federal aid funds will pay for only 30 attempted credits of developmental study. Students holding baccalaureate degrees are ineligible for the Federal Pell Grant, but must file the FAFSA to receive other aid consideration.
*Subject to change.
Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
High-need students may be eligible to receive FSEOG grants of $1,200 per year. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible. FAFSA is required and funding is limited.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Eligible students may work part time while in college to help defray their educational cost. Salary starts at $8.00 per hour (subject to change) for up to 29 hours of work per week. FAFSA is required, and funding is limited.
Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA) – Each branch of the Armed Services offers a TA program for their members who pursue voluntary, off-duty education programs. TA is open to officers, warrant officers, and enlisted active-duty service members. National Guard and Reserve members may be eligible for TA as well. Contact your Military Installation Education Office to get started.
MyCAA - The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance for licenses, certifications or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field. Create a My Career Advancement Account through Military OneSource to get started.
Students may contact the Cherry Point Branch Office at 252-444-6000, the Military Affairs Resource Center Coordinator at 252-444-6003, or visit Craven CC’s Military Affairs Resource webpage for more information regarding all military benefits.
Eligible veterans and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans are invited to take advantage of the College’s educational offerings. The College cooperates with the Department of Veterans’ affairs (DVA) and the North Carolina State Approving Agency in assisting eligible veterans/dependents with their education benefits. Most curriculum courses are approved for veteran training, as well as the General Education Development (GED) Certificate and the Adult High School Diploma Programs (AHSD). The VA Coordinator will assist veterans and their dependents through the process of acquiring benefits.
Students may contact our Veteran’s Affairs office, at 252-638-7231 or 252-638-1064, or the Military Affairs Resource Center Coordinator at 252-444-6003. You may visit Craven CC’s Military Affairs Resource webpage for more information regarding all military benefits.
Veteran, Readiness, and Employment
If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program – also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E – helps you explore employment options and address training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.
For more information on VR&E, you may visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information or contact VR&E directly by calling 1-800-827-1000.
The mailing address for Veteran Readiness and Employment is:
Winston-Salem Regional Office
51 N. Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27155
North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Any physically handicapped student may be eligible for assistance through the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation program. In order to qualify, a student must have a mental or physical disability which is a handicap to employment. There must also be a reasonable expectation that as a result of vocational rehabilitation services, the person can become gainfully employed. Each rehabilitation program is designed individually with the student.
The amount of the award is based on need and the type of program in which the student is enrolled. It generally pays for tuition, fees, some books and supplies and in some cases, for supportive services such as transportation and interpreter services.
To apply, the student must contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office nearest the student’s home, or contact the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 2801 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2801 or call 919-855-3500, 919-324-1500 (Videophone), or 919-855-3579 (TTY).
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards – Federal Programs
The federal government has established satisfactory academic progress standards for the following Title IV federal student aid programs: Pell Grant, subsidized loan, unsubsidized loan, FSEOG and federal work-study.
Satisfactory academic progress requirements are monitored at the end of every enrollment period.
The requirements are:
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Pass two-thirds (67%) of all coursework attempted. Coursework attempted includes withdrawals, automatic withdrawals, incompletes, repeated courses, developmental coursework, or courses taken at another institution and courses taken at Craven CC prior to the receipt of Federal Student Aid.
- Complete degree requirements within 150% of the published program length. All coursework accepted for credit in the program of study will count toward the maximum. Students who exceed the maximum time frame will not be eligible for any additional Federal Student Aid.
Students enrolled in all associate degree programs are allowed a total of 97 credits attempted.
Total credits attempted is defined as all credits attempted at Craven Community College after the drop/add period, including withdrawals, repeated coursework, incompletes, failed courses, medical withdrawals and any transfer credits accepted toward your degree.
Appeal Process/Reinstatement of Federal Aid Eligibility
Based upon mitigating circumstances, students may be granted exceptions to the College’s satisfactory academic progress policy. To apply for an exception, students must:
- Submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form.
- Submit a letter explaining situation and education goals.
- Submit documentation (doctor’s note, police report, social services report, obituary, etc.) with their request.
Students will be notified through college email if an exception has been granted or denied. Only one appeal may be made per academic termination.
If an appeal is approved for GPA, or passing percentage, the student is required to meet with the Director of Academic Support Center, or the TRIO staff if you are a TRIO participant, before aid can be released.
North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)
The North Carolina Community College Grant is a need-based grant established to help meet the educational costs of NC residents attending community colleges. The student must be a NC resident, enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), enrolled in an eligible curriculum program, meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and meet the Federal Pell eligibility requirements (except for the EFC requirement) established by the federal government. To qualify, a student must complete the FAFSA by the published deadline and list a NC Community College as one of the top three choices of institutions. Annual awards will be made based on the student’s established need and enrollment status.
North Carolina Education Lottery
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to NC students with need. It is available for students in UNC campuses, community college campuses, and non-profit college campuses where students currently receive state aid. To be eligible for this grant, students must be undergraduate N.C. residents enrolled at least half-time. Students must meet all Pell Grant eligibility rules and have an expected family contribution less than or equal to $5,711 (subject to change).
Child Care Program
The North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funds for child care services for student parents in community colleges. This is approved only for a semester at a time. Single parents receive first priority. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, be enrolled at least half-time in a college transfer, technical or vocational degree or diploma program at Craven Community College, and be willing to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applicants must not be receiving child care funds from the Department of Social Services. Child care must be provided by a legal child care provider. Interested students must complete a Child Care Program application and submit a copy of their notification from the Department of Social Services, documenting their application status. Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress according to Craven Community College.
Craven Community College offers a variety of scholarships. Recipients of these scholarships are selected based upon donor criteria, which could include demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, faculty recommendations, and the availability of scholarship funds.
Craven’s General Scholarship applications should be completed by April 30 for the next academic year. Other scholarships are also available on our website. Applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships online. After accessing the link, select “Apply for Craven CC Scholarships” near the bottom of the page. Students awarded scholarships will be notified by email at their college email.
Criteria, and award amounts are determined by the sponsors and are subject to change. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information and requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org.