Effective immediately, each University of North Carolina (UNC) constituent institution is implementing the Fixed Tuition Program as required by North Carolina General Statute § 116-143.9. Thanks to this bold legislation passed by the 2016 General Assembly, in-state undergraduates at our public universities will have the opportunity to complete a degree quickly and affordably.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS WHO ARE:
♦ First-time Freshmen
♦ Continuing Students
♦ Transfer Students
Fayetteville State University
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
♦ FIVE-YEAR PROGRAMS
Any program authorized by the Board of Governors to require 135 semester credit hours or more is officially designated as a five-year baccalaureate program. First-time students seeking a baccalaureate degree in five-year programs will be eligible for 10 consecutive academic semesters, not including summer sessions.
♦ TRANSFER STUDENTS
Transfer students will receive fixed tuition for a prorated time period, based on credits accumulated at the transferring institution(s). Students transferring between UNC institutions but maintaining continuous enrollment will be subject to the transfer student policy.
The eligibility period begins for first-time or transfer students upon enrolling in a UNC constituent institution for the fall or spring semester as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Semesters in which students completely withdraw from the institution before the completion of the term will be counted in the designated fixed-tuition time period.
As perby statute, students who take more than 140 degree credit hours to complete a baccalaureate degree in a four-year program (or more than 110 percent of the credit hours necessary for a four- or five-year program) will be subject to a 50-percent tuition surcharge for credit hours in excess of 140.
Students who have interrupted continuous enrollment may petition for a waiver to retain initial fixed tuition under the following conditions: (1) military service obligation, (2) serious medical debilitation or (3) short- or long-term disability.
♦ STUDENTS EXEMPT FROM FIXED TUITION
The following categories of students are not eligible for the Fixed Tuition Program: continuing education students; students currently enrolled in a cooperative innovative high school/early college, consortium, or dual-enrollment program; second degree seeking students; readmits who are not granted an appeal; non-degree seeking students; UNC Online, World Language; non-resident students; and graduate and professional students.
♦ STUDENT FEES
A reduced cap on student fees begins with the 2017-18 academic year. Increases in student fees are capped at 3% per year, using 2016-17 fees as a baseline.