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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalogue

Expenses



The Board of Governors of the University reserves the right to change the charges for tuition, fees and the room and board rate at any time without prior notice.

Tuition and Fees

(In effect at time of publication)

All charges on the student account are due and payable per published dates on the Student Accounts website to avoid class cancellation and/or registration, transcript, and diploma hold. Online payments can be made via E-bill (www.uncw.edu/e-bill). Checks and money orders should be made payable to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and include the student’s identification number.


Full-Time Main Campus Charges per Semester

MBA, MSAC, and MCSIS students refer to the separate table below for tuition and fees. Rates reflected in tables below are for main campus students. Refer to the Student Accounts webpage (http://uncw.edu/studentaccounts/tuition_fees.html) for a more comprehensive listing of expenses.

semester hours In-state students Out-of-state students*
1-2
3-5
6-8
9 or more
   777.27
1,421.05
2,550.50
3,636.87
2,428.27
4,723.05
7,503.50
10,240.87


MBA graduate students will be charged as shown below. 

semester hours In-state students Out-of-state students*
1-2
3-5
6-8
9 or more
   878.46
1,623.44
2,854.08
4,041.65
2,496.03
4,858.57
7,706.78
10,511.91

 

MSAC graduate students will be charged as shown below. 

semester hours In-state students Out-of-state students*
1-2
3-5
6-8
9 or more
1,378.75
2,624.01
4,354.94
6,042.80
3,024.78
5,916.07
9,293.03
12,626.91

 

MCSIS graduate students will be charged as shown below.

semester hours In-state students Out-of-state students*
1-2 799.77 2,450.77
3-5 1,466.05 4,768.05
6-8 2,618.00 7,571.00
9 or more 3,726.87 10,330.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance Education/Extension

 

Degree Type In-state students Out-of-state students*
Graduate 252.46 899.92
Master of Business Administration 292.15 926.49
Master of Science in Accountancy 487.34 1,133.84
Doctor of Nursing Practice 318.15 965.60
Business Foundations Certificate 435.86 1,083.32
Executive MBA 435.86 1,083.32

 

The following student activities fees are included in the full-time tuition and the fee amount per year.

 

Mandatory Fee Allocation

 

Type Annual Amount Percentage
Athletics 749.55 35.298%
Health 219.00 10.313%
Media 12.50 0.589%
SGA 53.00 2.496%
Student Union 138.00 6.499%
Recreation & Intramurals 253.00 11.914%
Postal 15.00 0.706%
Athletic Facilities Operating 107.50 5.062%
Cultural Events - Academic Affairs 42.95 2.023%
ID/Debit Card 9.00 0.424%
Leadership 23.00 1.083%
Student Services 24.00 1.130%
Green Initiative 10.00 0.471%
Recreation Expansion Debt 201.00 9.466%
Union Expansion Debt 175.00 8.241%
Westside Expansion Debt 0.00 0.000%
Transportation 90.00 4.238%
Assoc of Student Gov’t 1.00 0.047%
Total Mandatory Fees (year) 2,123.50 100.00%
Total Mandatory Fees per semester 1,061.75  


*See information on residency at the end of this section.

Other fees:

Charge for Registration Reinstatement of Tuition and Fees (see below) $75.00
Health Insurance Fees – per semester (fall and spring) $863.50
Application Fee (to accompany application, nonrefundable) $60.00
Freshman Orientation Fee $130.00
UNCW One Card - Student ID $20.00
Diploma Fee $6.00
Liability Insurance (Additional charge for courses that require insurance coverage) $19.00

Parking Annual Rates:

The University’s Board of Trustees reserves the right to change parking rates. Please visit the Parking and Transportation website at http://uncw.edu/parking/ to confirm current parking rates.
(In effect at time of publication)
All students operating motor vehicles on campus are required to purchase a UNCW Parking permit. Students can request the option that best fits their needs, and assignments will be made based on space available using class rank if registered before the pre-registration period and first-come, first-served after the pre-registration period.

Commuter Options:

Deck - premium option (Per Year) $410.00
Zone 1 - premium option (Per Year) $405.00
Zone 2 - premium option (Per Year) $350.00
Park and Ride (Per Year) $280.00
Part-Time (6 credit hours or less) (Per Year) $190.00
Night/Weekend (Per Year) $100.00

Resident Options:

Resident (Per Year) $350.00
Resident Deck (Per Year) $380.00

Campus Mail:

Rental Rates for Student Campus Boxes (Per Semester) $11.00
Rental Rates for Summer (Includes both sessions) $11.00

Charge for Late Registration or Late Payment of Tuition and Fees

A late charge will be assessed to students that fail to register and pay tuition and fees by published deadlines. Students who have not paid tuition and fees by the deadline are subject to cancellation of their registration. Students who have been cancelled for non-payment must re-register the exact classes cancelled with a $75 late charge. Appeals may be made to the Late Charge Appeals Committee c/o Student Accounts. Appeals must be submitted in writing no later than the last day of the semester in which the charge is incurred. Non-attendance or non-payment does not relieve a student of tuition liability. Students who do not plan to attend classes for a term must officially drop/withdraw from the semester.

Voluntary On-Campus Housing or Off-Campus Living – Meal Plans

UNCW offers voluntary meal plans for students living off campus or in Non-Traditional Housing, consisting of Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, or Seahawk Crossing. The plans are designed to give students the convenience of using their One Card instead of carrying cash.

Meal Plan Rolling: The student’s Fall semester meal plan will be automatically assigned to the student for the Spring semester. Changes to meal plans can be made in mySeaport before the change period end date. For a list of current change period dates, please visit the UNCW One Card student meal plan website at http://uncw.edu/studentmealplans/procedures.html#changes.

Any unused Food Dollars will roll provided the student has a meal plan in the following semester, from the Summer Sessions, to the Fall semester, and from the Fall semester to the Spring semester. Any unused Food Dollars at the end of the Spring semester are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to the new academic year or Summers sessions.

2017-2018 On-Campus Voluntary or Off Campus Meal Plans

Cost
(Per Semester)
  Block 115: 115 Teal Meals or Dining Hall Meals, 400 Food Dollars and 10 Guest Meals per semester.  $1,355  + Tax*
  Block 75: 75 Teal Meals or Dining Hall Meals, $250 Food Dollars and 10 Guest Meals per semester.  $910  + Tax*
  Block 35: 35 Teal Meals or Dining Hall Meals, and $150 Food Dollars per semester.  $460  + Tax*
  Hawk $400: $400 Food Dollars $400  + Tax*
  Hawk $600: $600 Food Dollars $600  + Tax*
  *NC Sales Tax is charged on the Meals portion only at the time of meal plan purchase. Food Dollars will be taxed as they are used.*
   
  Meal Plan upgrades- adding Food Dollards or Meals may be done at any point during the semester. Visit http://www.uncw.edu/studentmealplans/ for more information.
 

Meal plans and meal plan rates are set by the university’s Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Contact the One Card/Meal Plans office at (910) 962-3560 or email: mealplans@uncw.edu with any questions.

On-Campus Living

The university currently has residence facilities for over 4,143 students in eight modern, conveniently located residence halls, 26 apartment buildings, and eleven suite-style buildings.

All buildings are equipped with air-conditioning, telephone service, and basic cable television service. Ethernet computer networking, which allows student computers to access university software, has been installed in all residential facilities. Laundry facilities are available. New incoming freshmen will be required to maintain residency on campus for their first year, unless an application for exemption is approved due to maintaining a primary residence with their parents or legal guardian within Brunswick County, New Hanover County or Pender County areas. On-Campus Required Housing resident students: Belk, Galloway, Graham, Hewlett, Schwartz, Cornerstone, Honors, Innovation House, University Apartments, or University Suites, are required to participate in one of two On-Campus Required meal plans. Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, and Seahawk Crossing residents are not required to have a university meal plan but are strongly encouraged to sign up for one of the smaller plans with food dollars to help meet their busy schedules.

All On-Campus Housing Meal Plans feature Teal Meals that can be used for a specified combo meal of your choice at the following Campus Dining locations: Port City Java, Dunkin Donuts, The Landing, Einstein’s Bros Bagels, Hawk’s Nest Food Court, Chick-fil-A, Subway and MOOYAH. Each meal plan also features Food Dollars that can be used at any campus dining location, as well as vending machines and at the Barnes and Noble Starbucks Café. The plan also comes with All Access Meals that provide unlimited entry into Wagoner Hall or Dub’s Cafe. All Access plans ensure that students never go hungry! Dining locations throughout campus offer a wide selection of food and beverages. During winter and spring break, residential facilities are closed with the exception of Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, Seahawk Crossing, A-M Apartments, and the University Suites (O-U).

On-Campus Required Housing - Meal Plans

A meal plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students who plan to live in on-campus required housing, which includes Belk, Galloway, Graham, Hewlett, Schwartz, Cornerstone, Honors, Innovation House, University Apartments, or University Suites. Students living in any of these facilities need to select one of two required on-campus housing meal plan options.

Meal plan transactions are facilitated on students’ One Card and it must be presented at every meal. Student ID cards are not transferable. Both plans allow students to treat a friend or family member by using a guest meal at Wagoner Dining Hall and Dub’s Cafe, or by using their food dollars or Teal Meals. Teal Meals do NOT carry over from one week to the next.

Meal Plan Rolling: The student’s Fall semester meal plan will be automatically assigned to the student for the Spring semester. Changes to meal plans can be made in mySeaport before the change period end date. For a list of current change period dates, please visit the UNCW One Card student meal plan website at http://uncw.edu/studentmealplans/procedures.html#changes.

Any unused Food Dollars will roll provided the student as a meal plan in the following semester, from the Summer Sessions to the Fall semester, and from the Fall semester to the Spring semester. Any unused Food Dollars at the end of the Spring semester are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to the new academic year or Summers sessions.

Meal Plan Options

2017 - 2018 On-Campus Required Housing Meal Plans

All Access 5 $1,740.00 per semester + Tax*
This plan features 5 Teal Meals per week, $150 Food Dollars, Unlimited Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 10 Guest Meals.
All Access 7 $1,840.00 per semester + Tax*
This plan features 7 Teal Meals per week, $250 Food Dollars and Unlimited Meals at Wagoner Hall andDub’s Cafe, and 10 Guest Meals.
   
*NC Sales tax is applied to the Meal Swipe portion of the meal plan at the time of the meal plan purchase, and Food Dollars will be taxed as they are used.
 
Meal Plan upgrades - adding Food Dollars, may be done at any point during the semester.  Visit  http://www.uncw.edu/studentmealsplans for more information.
 
Meal plans and meal plan rates are set by the university’s Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Contact the One Card/Meal Plans office at (910) 962-3560 or email: mealplans@uncw.edu with any questions.

 

Room and Board Rates

Room and board rates are set annually by the University’s Board of Trustees during their December meeting. The most recent set of approved rates is available by contacting the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Annual contracts are for the full academic year consisting of both the fall and spring semesters. Room rates include utilities, local telephone service, high speed Ethernet service, basic cable television service, security and housekeeping (with the exception of the A-M Apartments, Seahawk Village Apartments, Seahawk Landing Apartments, and Seahawk Crossing Suites).

The University reserves the right to change campus housing rates at any time without prior notice. A non-refundable $105 housing fee must be remitted with each completed contract. Timely submission of the housing contract and $105 housing fee is highly recommended. Assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis. Once all beds are assigned, Housing and Residence Life will start a waiting list. The waiting list will remain in effect through the opening of the residential facilities on August 12, 2017.

2017 - 2018 Semester Room and Board Rates

Traditional Residence Halls Semester Rates Yearly Rates
Belk, Galloway, Graham, Hewlett, and Schwartz $2,677.00 $5,354.00
Cornerstone, Honors, and Innovation House $3,028.00 $6,056.00
University Apartments $3,243.00 $6,486.00
University Suites - Double $3,028.00 $6,056.00
University Suites - Single $3,243.00 $6,486.00

 

Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing and Seahawk Crossing
First year students (freshmen) are not eligible to reside in the Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing Apartments and Seahawk Crossing. Meal plans are optional in Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing and Seahawk Crossing.

Seahawk Village & Seahawk Landing

Room Type Per Semester Rate Total Yearly Cost
Four Bedrooms/Two Baths $3,689.00 $7,378.00
Three Bedrooms/Two Baths $3,689.00 $7,378.00
Two Bedrooms/One Bath $3,689.00 $7,378.00

 

Seahawk Crossing

Room Type Per Semester Rate Total Yearly Cost
Four, Six, Eight Bedroom Suites $3,689.00 $7,378.00

 

Traditional Summer School (2018) Housing (Residence Hall)

Summer Rate (Per Session)
$700.00

 

If you are interested in obtaining information regarding campus housing, please contact:

The Housing and Residence Life Office
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5959
Telephone 910-962-3241
Fax: 910-962-7032

Summer School

Summer school tuition, fees, refund policy, and room and board rates will be listed on the summer school Web page www.uncw.edu/summer.

UNCW Refund Policy – Fall and Spring

The university’s refund policy complies with the requirements of the university’s accrediting agency and the U.S. Department of Education. This refund policy only applies to complete withdrawals from UNCW. Students who simply withdraw from an individual class after the drop/add period receive NO refund or reduction of fees.

Students must follow the official withdrawal process to receive a refund under the university’s policy. To officially withdraw from the university, students must submit an Official Withdrawal Form to the Graduate School. Any outstanding financial obligations to the university will be deducted from the amount refunded.

A student who officially withdraws from the university on or before the last day of registration (drop/add) period will receive a refund of the amount paid. Refunds are based on the date contained on the Official Withdrawal Form.

Students completely withdrawing after the drop/add period will receive refunds as follows:

Date of Complete Withdrawal (Schedule on Student Accounts website) Refund Percentage
On or before drop/add 100%
After add/drop but prior to first 10% of the enrollment period 90%
Between the first 10% and the end of the first 25% of the enrollment period 50%
Between the first 25% and the end of the first 50% of the enrollment period 25%
After the end of the first 50% of the enrollment period 0%

Declining balance portions of board plans will be refunded separately. The refund policy applies to complete withdrawals from UNCW.

Note: Before officially withdrawing, a student should understand financial implications.

UNCW Refund Policy – Summer School

Because of the short duration of summer school sessions, summer school charges are not refundable after the drop/add period. 

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

Residency classification for new, incoming, and current, continuing graduate students is determined by the Graduate School.

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student is a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. Each student must make a statement as to the length of his or her residence in North Carolina, with assessment by the institution of that statement to be conditioned by the following:

Residence. To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal resident and remain a legal resident for at least twelve months immediately prior to the start of the term for which they intend to enroll. Thus, there is a distinction between legal residence and residence for tuition purposes. Furthermore, twelve-months legal residence means more than simple abode in North Carolina. In particular it means maintaining a domicile (permanent home of indefinite duration) as opposed to “maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education.” The burden of proof rests on the applicant to establish facts which justify classification of the student as a resident entitled to in-state tuition rates. The student must show his or her entitlement by the preponderance (the greater part) of the residentiary information. For more information on additional residentiary information a student can provide, please visit our website at http://uncw.edu/admissions/Residency.html.

Initiative. Being classified a resident for tuition purposes is contingent on the student’s seeking such status and providing all information that the institution may require in making the determination.

Parents’ Domicile. If an individual, irrespective of age, has living parent(s) or a court-appointed guardian, the domicile of such parent(s) or guardian is, prima facie, the domicile of the individual; however, this prima facie evidence of the individual’s domicile may or may not be sustained by other information. Further, nondomiciliary status of parents is not deemed prima facie evidence of the applicant’s status if the applicant has lived (though not necessarily legally resided) in North Carolina for the five years preceding enrollment or re-registration.

Effect of Marriage. Marriage alone does not prevent a person from becoming or continuing to be a resident for tuition purposes, nor does marriage in any circumstances ensure that a person will become or continue to be a resident for tuition purposes. Marriage and the legal residence of one’s spouse are, however, relevant information in determining residentiary intent.

Furthermore, if both a husband and wife are legal residents of North Carolina and if one of them has been a legal resident longer than the other, then the longer duration may be claimed by either spouse in meeting the twelve-month requirement for in-state tuition status.

Military Personnel. A North Carolinian who serves outside the state in the Armed Forces does not lose North Carolina domicile simply by reason of such service. Students from the military may prove retention or establishment of residence by reference, as in other cases, to residentiary acts accompanied by residentiary intent.

In addition, a separate North Carolina statute affords tuition rate benefits to certain military personnel and their dependents even if they do not qualify for the in-state tuition rate by reason of twelve-month legal residence in North Carolina. Members of the armed services, while stationed in and concurrently living in North Carolina, may be charged the in-state tuition rate. A dependent relative of a service member stationed in North Carolina is eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate while the dependent relative is living in North Carolina with the service member and if the dependent relative has met any requirement of the Selective Service System applicable to the dependent relative. These tuition benefits may be enjoyed only if the applicable requirements for admission have been met; these benefits alone do not provide the basis for receiving those derivative benefits.

Grace Period. If a person (1) has been a bona fide legal resident of the required duration, (2) has consequently been classified a resident for tuition purposes, and (3) has subsequently lost North Carolina legal residence while enrolled at a public institution of higher education, that person may continue to enjoy the in-state tuition rate for a grace period of twelve months measured from the date on which North Carolina legal residence was lost. If the twelve months ends during an academic term for which the person is enrolled at a state institution of higher education, the grace period extends, in addition, to the end of that term. The fact of marriage to one who continues domicile outside North Carolina does not by itself cause loss of legal residence.

Minors. Minors (persons under 18 years of age) usually have the domicile of their parents, but certain special cases are recognized by the residence classification statute in determining residence for tuition purposes.

  1. If a minor’s parents live apart, the minor’s domicile is deemed to be North Carolina for the time period(s) that either parent, as a North Carolina legal resident, may claim and does claim the minor as a tax dependent, even if other law or judicial act assigns the minor’s domicile outside North Carolina. A minor thus deemed to be a legal resident will not, upon achieving majority before enrolling at an institution of higher education, lose North Carolina legal residence if that person (1) upon becoming an adult “acts, to the extent that the person’s degree of actual emancipation permits, in a manner consistent with bona fide legal residence in North Carolina” and (2) “begins enrollment at an institution of higher education not later than the fall academic term following completion of education prerequisite to admission at such institution.”
  2. If a minor has lived for five or more consecutive years with relatives (other than parents) who are domiciled in North Carolina and if the relatives have functioned during this time as if they were personal guardians, the minor will be deemed a resident for tuition purposes for an enrolled term commencing immediately after at least five years in which these circumstances have existed. If under this consideration a minor is deemed to be a resident for tuition purposes immediately prior to his or her eighteenth birthday, that person on achieving majority will be deemed a legal resident of North Carolina of at least twelve-months duration. This provision acts to confer in-state tuition status even in the face of other provisions of law to the contrary; however, a person deemed a resident of twelve-months duration pursuant to this provision continues to be a legal resident of the state only so long as he or she does not abandon North Carolina domicile.

Lost but Regained Domicile. If a student ceases enrollment at or graduates from an institution of higher education while classified a resident for tuition purposes and then both abandons and reacquires North Carolina domicile within a twelve-month period, that person, if he or she continues to maintain the reacquired domicile into re-enrollment at an institution of higher education, may re-enroll at the in-state tuition rate without having to meet the usual twelve-month durational requirement. However, any one person may receive the benefit of this provision only once.

Change of Status. A student admitted to initial enrollment in an institution (or permitted to re-enroll following an absence from the institutional program which involved a formal withdrawal from enrollment) must be classified by the admitting institution either as a resident or as a nonresident for tuition purposes prior to actual enrollment. A residence status classification once assigned (and finalized pursuant to any appeal properly taken) may be changed thereafter (with corresponding change in billing rates) only at intervals corresponding with the established primary divisions of the academic year.

Transfer Students. When a student transfers from one North Carolina public institution of higher education to another, he or she is treated as a new student by the institution to which he or she is transferring and must be assigned an initial residence status classification for tuition purposes.

Appeal. The initial classification of undergraduate students as in-state or out-of-state residents for tuition purposes is made by the Admitting Office. Undergraduates who establish in-state residency during or after their first semester at UNCW may apply for a residency status change through the Office of the Registrar. If the Office of the Registrar denies the application for in-state residency, an appeal for in-state status may be made to the Campus Residence Appeals Board. University regulations governing residential classification of students are set forth in detail in A Manual to Assist the Public Higher Education Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of Student Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes. Each enrolled student is responsible for knowing the contents of this manual. Copies of the manual are available for inspection upon request in Randall Library, and posted on the UNC General Administration’s Web site https://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=legal-affairs/state-residence.