Oct 22, 2019  
2015-2016 Student Handbook 
    
2015-2016 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Tuition and Fees



Students who enroll in curriculum classes are subject to tuition and fees which are due and payable at the time of registration. Student tuition included in this handbook is determined each year by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges and the General Assembly.

In-State Tuition

Students who are classified as in-state residents must have established a legal residence in North Carolina for 12 consecutive months before the date of enrollment. Current tuition is $72.00 per credit hour for in-state students. The maximum tuition for in-state students for a semester is $1,152.00. Fees are subject to change due to any legislative increases that may occur.

Out-of-State Tuition

Current tuition is $264.00 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The maximum tuition for out-of-state students for a semester is $4,224.00. Fees are subject to change due to any legislative increases that may occur.

Student Activity Fee

This fee is $.75 per semester hour of credit. The maximum semester student activity fee is $12.00 for up to 16 or more credit hours for in-state and out-of-state students.

Computer Use and Technology Fee

The fee is $1.00 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours.

Parking

This fee is $1.00 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours.

Health Sciences Fee

The Health Science fee is $30.00 per semester. Malpractice insurance is $8.50 per semester.

Books and Supplies

The cost of books and supplies varies according to the course of study.

Graduation Fees

Candidates for graduation are charged a $50.00 fee to cover costs of the diploma and cap and gown purchase. This fee is non-refundable.

Insurance

ECC assumes no responsibility for student injuries or losses. An opportunity is provided at the time of registration for all students to obtain accident insurance. The college strongly recommends that students who enroll in occupational programs or who plan to take physical education activity courses purchase accident insurance.

Health Science Programs

All students enrolling in Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and Health Information Technology are required to have malpractice insurance. Such insurance may be purchased through the college’s Business Office.

All persons who enroll in any ECC program in which they could be exposed to blood borne pathogens are recommended to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series at their own expense prior to participating in clinical or similar training events.

Tuition Refunds

Students who enroll in curriculum classes are subject to tuition and fees which are due and payable at the time of registration. Student tuition and fees included in this handbook is determined each year by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges and the General Assembly. Fees are subject to change due to any legislative increases that may occur. Edgecombe Community College is operating under the current refund policy in effect at the time of this publication.

A refund is made under the following circumstances:

  1. A 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of class (es) of the academic semester as noted in the college calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees if the class in which the student is officially registered is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
  2. A 75 percent refund of tuition and fees shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class (es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester.
  3. For classes beginning at times other than the first week (eight calendar days) of the semester, a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund of tuition and fees is made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class.
  4. A full refund of tuition and fees is granted to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations then taking place outside the state of North Carolina, thus making it impossible for them to complete their course requirements. The college will use distance learning technologies and other educational methodologies to help these students, under the guidance of faculty and administrative staff, complete their course requirements.

To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule.