2020-2021 Catalog

Educational Fees and Expenses

Educational fees are subject to change by action of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the North Carolina General Assembly, and the Trustees of Western Piedmont Community College.

Accident Insurance

All curriculum students, except inmates in prison or correctional units, must purchase accident insurance during registration. Insurance policy information is available to students through the Business Office. Certain specialized programs may require additional insurance coverage. Insurance fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

Beginning in Fall 2017, all fees are waived for High School students taking curriculum classes who are not participating in the Burke Middle College program.

Activity Fee

A fee of $2.00 per credit hour up to a maximum of $18.00 per semester is required of all curriculum students, except for specific waived populations. This fee will be assessed for students enrolling during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Activity fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

Beginning in Fall 2017, all fees are waived for High School students taking curriculum classes who are not participating in the Burke Middle College program.

Books and Supplies

The cost of books and supplies will vary according to the program of study and number of courses taken. Specialized programs will have higher costs. Uniforms and laboratory materials may add additional expenses for instructional supplies.

Curriculum Certificate Processing Fee

A non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 is required.  The processing fee covers the cost of certificate paper and printing. Students completing more than one certificate will be required to pay $5.00 each.

Graduation Fee

A fee of $30.00 is payable in the semester the student expects to graduate, and is non-refundable.  Students graduating with more than one diploma/degree must pay an additional $10.00 for each additional diploma/degree.

Parking Fee

A fee of $5.00 per semester is required of all curriculum students, except for specific waived populations.  This fee will be assessed for students enrolling during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Parking fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

Beginning in Fall 2017, all fees are waived for high School students taking curriculum classes who are not participating in the Burke Middle College program.

Technology Fee

A fee of $3.00 per credit hour up to a maximum of $48.00 per semester is required of all curriculum students.  This fee will be assessed for students enrolling during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Curriculum technology fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

A fee of $5.00 will be required for select continuing education courses.  Continuing education technology fees are non-refundable after the first day of class.

Beginning in Fall 2017, all fees are waived for High School students taking curriculum classes who are not participating in the Burke Middle College program.

Transcript Fee

Official transcripts are available from the National Student Clearinghouse or the Director of Records and Registration at a fee of $5.00 per transcript.