Oct 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived 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)

University of North Carolina Wilmington’s tuition and fees are reviewed and approved by the Campus-Initiated Tuition Increase Committee (includes representation from the student body, faculty, and staff), the UNCW Board of Trustees, and the UNC System’s Board of Governors.  

Tuition and fees are assessed per credit hour for fall and spring terms up to 12 credit hours for undergraduate students (up to 9 credit hours for graduate students).  Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours are considered full-time (9 or more for graduate students) and they are assessed the full-time rates for tuition and fees as listed below. 

All programs are categorized as main campus or extension campus.  Students are assessed based on the category associated with their program (main campus or extension).  Students are able to view the campus code associated with their program in SeaNet in the Student Information section.  Rates for tuition vary according to the student’s status as a resident or non-resident of North Carolina.

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 holds. 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.

University of North Carolina Wilmington has implemented the Fixed Tuition Program as required by North Carolina General Statute § 116-143.9. As required, in-state tuition rates at all UNC institutions will be fixed for eight consecutive semesters for all resident bachelor’s degree-seeking freshmen. Eligible transfer students will have fixed tuition rates for an appropriate number of consecutive semesters, based on the number of transfer credits transferred in from other institutions. The Fixed Tuition program only includes tuition and not fees.  Fees may be increased annually. For more information, please see the Student Accounts and Cashier Office website.

Full-Time Charges per Semester for Main Campus programs (12 or more semester hours):

     
For FY 2021-22 In-State Students Out-of-State Students*
Tuition  $2,221.50   $9,254.00  
Education &Technology Fees   267.47      267.47  
Security Fee       30.00   30.00  
Mandatory Fees 1,100.04    1,100.04  
  Total  $3,619.01   $10,651.51  
 
The following student activities fees are included in the full-time tuition and fee amount per semester:
 
Athletics $   387.27   $   387.27  
Health 123.04   123.04  
Media 6.25   6.25  
SGA 26.50   26.50  
Student Union 69.00   69.00  
Recreation and Intramurals 126.50   126.50  
Postal 7.50   7.50  
Athletic Facilities Operating 53.75   53.75  
Cultural Events 21.48   21.48  
One Card Technology System 6.00   6.00  
Leadership 11.50   11.50  
Student Services 16.00   16.00  
Green Initiative Fund 5.00   5.00  
Rec Center Expansion Debt 100.50   100.50  
Union Expansion Debt 87.50   87.50  
Transportation 51.75   51.75  
Association of Student Government .50   .50  
  Total $1,100.04   $1,100.04  
 
Undergraduate students in main campus programs registering for 12 or more credit hours will be charged at the full-time rate as shown above. Students in main campus programs registering for fewer than 12 credit hours will pay tuition and fees as follows:
     
In-State Residents In-State Students  
Cohort Per Credit Hour  
FT 2018-19 $ 301.59  
FT 2019-20 $ 301.59  
FT 2020-21 $ 301.59  
FT 2021-22 $ 301.59  
No Cohort $ 301.59  
     
Out of State Residents*    
Per Credit Hour $ 887.63  

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

Full-Time Charges per Semester for Extension programs (12 or more credit hours)

For FY 2021-22 In-State Students Out-of-State Students*
Tuition $ 2,221.50   $ 9,254.00  
Education and Technology Fee $    267.47   $    267.47  
Security Fee   $      30.00   $      30.00  
Association of SGA Fee  $        1.00   $        1.00  
  Total $ 2,519.97   $ 9,552.47  
   

 

    Note: For Distance Education/Extension courses that require proctored exams, there may be additional fees for the verification of student identity. Students may also be required to find an independent testing facility for these exams. Contact the course instructor for more information.

Undergraduate students in extension programs registering for 12 or more credit hours will be charged at the full-time rate as shown above. Students in extension programs registering for fewer than 12 credit hours will pay tuition and fees as follows:

     
  In-State Students  
Cohort Per Credit Hour  
FT 2018-19 $ 174.97  
FT 2019-20 $ 174.97  
FT 2020-21 $ 174.97  
FT 2021-22 $ 210.00  
No Cohort $ 210.00  
     
Out of State Residents*    
Per Credit Hour $ 796.04

For fixed tuition rates by cohort please see the Student Accounts and Cashier Office website.

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

** The University of North Carolina Wilmington reserves the right to make changes to tuition and fees at any time with the approval of the proper authorities. The University also reserves the right to correct any clerical errors on student accounts.

Other Fees***:

Charge for Registration Reinstatement of Tuition and Fees (see below) $     75.00  
Health Insurance Fees – per semester (fall and spring) $1,308.40  
Application Fee (to accompany application, nonrefundable) $     80.00  
Freshman Orientation Fee $   180.00  
UNCW One Card - Student ID $     20.00  
Diploma Fee $     12.00
Liability Insurance (Additional charge for courses that require insurance coverage) $     12.00
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. Permits are assigned on a “first come, first served” basis based upon time of registration, with no advantage by class standing (i.e., Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman).    
Commuter Options:    
Deck - premium option (Per Year) $ 460.00  
Zone 1 - premium option (Per Year) $ 450.00  
Zone 2 - premium option (Per Year) $ 390.00  
Park and Ride (Per Year) $ 290.00  
Night/Weekend (Per Year) $ 156.00  
Resident Options:    
Resident (Per Year) $ 390.00  
Resident Deck (Per Year) $ 460.00  
Campus Mail:
  Rental Rates for Student Campus Boxes (Per Semester) $   11.00  
  Rental Rates for Summer (Includes both sessions) $   11.00  
       

***Please see Student Account’s website for additional course fees.

Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to attend an orientation program prior to the beginning of their first term. The purpose of orientation is to acquaint new students with academic requirements, campus resources, and engagement opportunities.

During main campus orientation, first-year and transfer students will work with an academic advisor, take placement tests as needed, meet their peers, learn about campus resources and register for courses. Registration for orientation is required in advance. More information about orientation can be found at http://www.uncw.edu/orientation.

All new UNCW@Onslow transfer students are required to complete an online orientation which will include the same information as our main campus, face-to-face orientation program. Program specific orientation will also be required. For more information, please refer to the UNCW@Onslow website, https://uncw.edu/onslow/orientation.html.

All undergraduate students enrolled in online degree programs will be required to complete an online orientation which will include the same information as our main campus, face-to-face orientation program. Academic advising will be provided virtually via Zoom. Program specific orientations may also be required. For more information, please refer to the Online Education website, https://uncw.edu/online/.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all UNCW students who meet the following three criteria:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester for undergraduates or 1 credit hour for graduate students, and
  • Enrolled in a main-campus degree-seeking program, and
  • Eligible to pay the UNCW student health fee.

Students who have their own insurance and do not want to purchase the insurance through the school must complete an on-line waiver each term, providing details about their current insurance plan. Any student who does not waive out of the insurance plan will be charged the premium and automatically enrolled in the program.

Charge for Registration Reinstatement of Tuition and Fees

A course registration reinstatement charge will be assessed to students who fail to 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 canceled for non-payment may re-register for the exact classes canceled with a $75 registration reinstatement charge. Appeals for course reinstatement after the add/drop date may be submitted to the Dean of the student’s college. 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 withdraw from the semester by contacting the Office of the Registrar. 

TealPay Payment Plan Term Enrollment Fee

Students have the option to enroll in one of UNCW’s TealPay payment plans. Three options are available each term to pay the charges on the student’s account with three, four or five installment payments during the term.  Enrollment fees are non-refundable. OAP students are not eligible for the payment plans due to the course duration.

Payment Plan Options (see below):  
TealPay Payment Plan Enrollment Fee - 5 pay plan $30.00
TealPay Payment Plan Enrollment Fee - 4 pay plan $40.00
TealPay Payment Plan Enrollment Fee - 3 pay plan $50.00
   

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

UNCW offers voluntary meal plans for students living off campus or Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students living in Voluntary On-Campus 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. For a list of current change period dates and additional details, please visit the UNCW student meal plan website at www.uncw.edu/studentmealplans.

Unused Food Dollars roll over to the next semester if and only if you purchase a meal plan for that semester. Additionally, rolling occurs from summer to fall and fall to spring ONLY. Unused Food Dollars will be rolled into the following semester’s account after the meal plan change period for that semester. All unused Food Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester. 

2021-2022 On-Campus Voluntary or Off-Campus Meal Plans

   

Cost
(Per Semester)

Hawk Gold This plan features 6 Teal Meals per week, $300 Food Dollars per semester, All Access Meals at Waggoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals

$2,460.82
(Tax included*)

Hawk Silver This plan features 3 Teal Meals per week, $200 Food Dollars pere semester, All Access Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals $2,225.67
(Tax included*)
Hawk Bronze This plan features $100 Food Dollars per semester, All Access Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals $1,972.50
(Tax included*)
Block 125 125 Teal Meals or All Access Meals, $250 Food Dollars and 5 Guest Meals per semester $1,496.55
(Tax included*)
Block 85 85 Teal Meals or All Access Meals, $150 Food Dollars and 5 Guest Meals per semester $1,006.00
(Tax included*)
Block 50 50 Teal Meals of All Access Meals, and $50 Food Dollars per semester $ 558.25
(Tax included*)
Sammy $600 $600 Food Dollars $600 + Tax*
Sammy $400 $400 Food Dollars $400 + 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.

Adding additional Food Dollars or Meals (Block Plans) may be done at any point during the semester after the meal change period. 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 just over 4,000 students consisting of traditional residence halls, suite, and apartment style buildings.

All buildings are equipped with air-conditioning and ethernet computer networking, which allows student computers to access university software. Laundry facilities are also available. New incoming freshmen will be required to maintain residency on campus for their first year and second 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, Pelican, Sandpiper, Terrapin, Loggerhead, Schwartz, Cornerstone, Keystone House, Innovation House, Seahawk Crossing/Landing/Village Freshmen, or University Suites, are required to participate in a meal plan. Residents in Seahawk Crossing, Seahawk Village and Seahawk Landing are not required to have a university meal plan but are strongly encouraged to sign up to help meet their busy schedules.

On-Campus Required Housing – Meal Plans

A meal plan is required for all students living in Belk, Galloway, Graham, Hewlett, Pelican, Sandpiper, Terrapin, Loggerhead, Schwartz, Cornerstone, Keystone House, Innovation House and University Suites. Students need to select one of the required on-campus housing meal plan options.

Meal plan transactions are facilitated on students’ UNCW One Card ID, and it must be presented at every meal. Student ID cards are not transferable.The All Access 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 on the All Access plans do NOT carry over from one week to the next, and will reset every Sunday morning.

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 and additional details, please visit the UNCW One Card student meal plan website at www.uncw.edu/studentmealplans.

Unused Food Dollars roll over to the next semester if and only if you purchase a meal plan for that semester. Additionally, rolling occurs from summer to fall and fall to spring ONLY. Unused Food Dollars will be rolled into the following semester’s account after the meal plan change period for that semester. All unused Food Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester. 

2021-2022 On-Campus Housing Meal Plans

Hawk Gold This plan features 6 Teal Meals per week, $300 Food Dollars per semester, All Access Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals $2,460.82
(Tax included*)
Hawk Silver This plan features 3 Teal Meals per week, $200 Food Dollars per semester, All Access Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals $2,225.67
(Tax included*)
Hawk Bronze This plan features $100 food Dollars per semester, All Access Meals at Wagoner Hall and Dub’s Cafe, and 5 Guest Meals $1,972.50
(Tax included*)
Block 125 125 Teal Meals or All Access Meals, $250 Food Dollars and 5 Guest Meals per semester $1,496.55
(Tax included*)

*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.

Adding additional Food Dollars or Meals (Block Plans) may be done at any point during the semester after the meal change period. 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.

Room Rates

Room rates include: rent, utilities, internet, housekeeping (except in the apartments) and security.

The term of this agreement is two semesters unless this agreement is expressly approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life or his/her designee for the spring semester only. The housing rate is paid on a semester basis.

The University reserves the right to change on-campus housing rates at any time without prior notice. A non-refundable $105 housing application fee must be remitted with each completed housing agreement. Timely submission of the housing contract and $105 housing fee is highly recommended. Assignments will be made on a first come, first serve 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 for the upcoming fall semester.

2021-2022 Housing Rates

     
Traditional Residence Halls Semester Rates Yearly Rates
Belk, Galloway, Graham, Hewlett, and Schwartz Hall - Double   $3,056.00   $6,112.00
Cornerstone, Keystone, and Innovation House   $3,442.00   $6,884.00
Pelican and Sandpiper Halls - Double   $3,919.00   $7,838.00
Pelican and Sandpiper Halls - Single   $4,408.00   $8,816.00
University Suites - Double   $3,341.00   $6,682.00
University Suites - Single   $3,543.00   $7,086.00
Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls - Double   $4,000.00   $8,000.00
Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls - Deluxe Double   $4,124.00   $8,248.00
Terrapin and Loggerhead Halls - Single   $4,500.00   $9,000.00
     
Seahawk Apartments Semester Rates Yearly Rates
Seahawk Village and Landing   $4,213.00   $8,246.00
Seahawk Crossing   $4,173.00   $8,346.00
     
Summer School    
Seahawk Summer (per summer school session)   $   775.00  

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

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 Sessions

Summer sessions tuition and fees, can be found here: https://uncw.edu/studentaccounts/Summer.html.

Links to helpful information including summer sessions tuition, fees, refund policy, and room and board rates, can be found on the summer sessions web page: www.uncw.edu/summer.

UNCW Refund Policy – Fall and Spring Semesters

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 term withtrawals from all courses from UNCW. Students who simply withdraw from an individual class after the drop/add period receive NO refund or reduction of tuition and fees.

Students must follow the official term withdrawal process to receive a refund under the university’s policy. To officially withdraw from the university, students must withdraw online via the student portal. 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 effective date of the withdrawal. The Tuition/Fees Credit Schedule is posted on the Student Accounts website.

Students completing a term withdrawal will receive refunds as follows:

  Date of Complete Withdrawal Refund Percentage
   
  On or before drop/add 100%  
  After drop/add but prior to first 10% of the enrollment period 90%  
  Between the first 10% and the end of the first 25% of an 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 room and board plans will be refunded separately.


This refund policy applies to complete term withdrawals from UNCW. Note: Before officially withdrawing, students should check with their financial aid counselor to understand any financial aid implications.

UNCW Refund Policy - Summer Sessions

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

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

A student’s status as an in-state or out-of-state resident for tuition purposes determines the tuition rate charged for the student. A student’s residency status is determined by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) under the authority of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

Students seeking to establish or update their residency status are required to complete the process offered by RDS and to provide UNCW with the Residency Classification Number (RCN) for their status. Students who do not have an RDS determination or who do not provide their RCN default to out-of-state status. Students with an expired residency status default to out-of-state and need to renew their status through RDS.

Refer to RDS at ncresidency.org  or 844-319-3640 for information on how residency is determined and completing the process.

The deadline to be changed to in-state residency status for an in-progress semester is set by the UNC System and published on the UNCW calendar. Students who receive a change in status with an RDS effective date after the UNC System deadline will have the in-state status take effect the following semester.

There are several state-authorized tuition benefits that provide the equivalent of the in-state rate to qualifying out-of-state students. Refer to RDS for information on these benefits and how to qualify.