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Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Johnston Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, offers educational opportunities at low cost to the student. Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the N.C. General Assembly. Select classes may require fees not listed or be "eText only" courses. Tuition and all fees, including eText fees, are due by each semester's payment deadline. Please see the academic calendar for detailed dates.

Tuition and fees are payable before the beginning of each semester. Tuition rates are established by the General Assembly of North Carolina. The CAPS, Activity and Technology fees are set by the Board of Trustees in accordance with policy established by the State Board of Community Colleges. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Tuition for distance learning education courses is the same as all other curriculum courses. The cost of textbooks, eText and supplies is an additional expense and varies with the program of study. Students who have incurred indebtedness to the College will not be allowed to register until cleared by the appropriate official of the College.

Tuition and fees payable by curriculum students who qualify as residents of the state of North Carolina for tuition purposes, are as follows (subject to change):

Credit Hours Tuition Activity Fee Tech
Fee
CAPS
Fee
Total*
1 $76 $25.50 $16 $4 $121.50
2 $152 $25.50 $16 $8 $201.50
3 $228 $25.50 $16 $12 $281.50
4 $304 $25.50 $16 $16 $361.50
5 $380 $25.50 $16 $20 $441.50
6 $456 $25.50 $16 $24 $521.50
7 $532 $25.50 $16 $28 $601.50
8 $608 $25.50 $16 $32 $681.50
9 $684 $25.50 $16 $36 $761.50
10 $760 $25.50 $16 $40 $841.50
11 $836 $25.50 $16 $44 $921.50
12 $912 $32.50 $16 $48 $1,008.50
13 $988 $32.50 $16 $52 $1,088.50
14 $1,064 $32.50 $16 $56 $1,168.50
15 $1,140 $32.50 $16 $60 $1,248.50
16 $1,216 $32.50 $16 $64 $1,328.50

Residency status is now determined by RDS (Residency Determination System). Please click on this link for more information: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/

 

For purposes of financial aid, a full-time student is defined as one who is registered for 12 or more semester hours of course work. A part-time student is one who is registered for less than 12 semester hours of course work.

A student is considered to be officially registered only after all tuition, fees, and other charges have been paid in full or acceptable arrangements for third party billing have been approved by the Business Office.

The rate of tuition charged for auditing a course is the same as the rate charged for taking the course for academic credit. Fees and regulations for courses taken through continuing education are listed in the Continuing Education section of this catalog.

Any student whose legal residence is outside of the state of North Carolina, or, in the case of students who are boarding or living with relatives in the community and whose parents or guardians live outside the state, and who do not otherwise qualify as residents for tuition purposes under General Statute 116-143.1, shall pay tuition and fees as follows (subject to change):

Credit Hours Tuition Activity Fee Tech
Fee
CAPS
Fee
Total*
1 $268 $25.50 $16 $4 $313.50
2 $536 $25.50 $16 $8 $585.50
3 $804 $25.50 $16 $12 $857.50
4 $1,072 $25.50 $16 $16 $1,129.50
5 $1,340 $25.50 $16 $20 $1,401.50
6 $1,608 $25.50 $16 $24 $1,673.50
7 $1,876 $25.50 $16 $28 $1,945.50
8 $2,144 $25.50 $16 $32 $2,217.50
9 $2,412 $25.50 $16 $36 $2,489.50
10 $2,680 $25.50 $16 $40 $2,761.50
11 $2,948 $25.50 $16 $44 $3,033.50
12 $3,216 $32.50 $16 $48 $3,312.50
13 $3,484 $32.50 $16 $52 $3,584.50
14 $3,752 $32.50 $16 $56 $3,856.50
15 $4,020 $32.50 $16 $60 $4,128.50
16 $4,288 $32.50 $16 $64 $4,400.50

Residency status is now determined by RDS (Residency Determination System). Please click on this link for more information: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/

The student activity fee provides financial support for the student activities programming, including student government, intercollegiate athletics, intramural recreation, student publications, social activities, student clubs and related activities, student insurance, student identification cards, parking permits, and other projects of benefit to students. The activity fee is a tiered fee based on the number of credit hours originally enrolled in and is non-refundable after classes begin.

The technology fee supports the procurement, operation, and repair of computer and other instructional technology, including the supplies and materials that support the technology. This permits the College to purchase computers and other technology, hire support positions to operate and maintain this technology, and buy the necessary supplies and materials for operations. The technology fee is $16 for any number of credit hours enrolled and is non-refundable after classes begin.

The CAPS (Campus Access, Parking and Security) fee supports the construction and maintenance of campus parking lots and roads.  In addition, it supports Campus Police, Security Guards and Jaguar Alerts to ensure a safe campus.  The CAPS fee is $4 per credit hour enrolled for curriculum courses, with a maximum of $64 per term and $5 per continuing education course and is non-refundable after the semester and/or course begins.

Refunds shall be in accordance with the North Carolina Administrative Code and will be made only under the following circumstances:

  1. A 100-percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the academic semester as noted in the academic calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100-percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered fails to “make” due to insufficient enrollment.
  2. A 75-percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the official 10-percent point of the class.
  3. For fast track classes, (classes beginning at times other than the first week or seven calendar days of the semester), a 100-percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75-percent tuition refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the official 10-percent point of the class.
  4. All fees, including but not limited to eText fees are non-refundable once the semester begins.
  5. Where a student, having paid the required tuition for a semester, dies during the semester (prior to or on the last day of examinations of the College the student was attending), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.

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

Textbook and other items are an additional expense for which the student should plan. The cost of textbooks varies with program of study, but the average cost is usually between $500 and $750 per semester for full time students.

Courses Requiring a Digital Textbook (eText)

The Digital Textbook Access Charge covers the cost of the eText and digital materials needed for this course section only. The Digital Textbook Access Charge must be paid each time a student registers for a class requiring  an eText including when a class is repeated. The eText will be accessed through Blackboard. When students pay for courses with eTexts the cost of the digital textbook is added to the tuition and fees and must be paid at the same time. Full refunds for eTextbooks will be issued to students who drop this class before the first day of the term.

It should be clearly understood by the student that in certain courses the student must also provide at his or her own expense certain items needed to perform practice work required in that course. Examples of such items are notebooks, uniforms, tools, cosmetology kits, and art supplies.

Students in health programs are required to purchase uniforms and miscellaneous items that may cost approximately $275 depending on the program.

Students in the cosmetology program are required to purchase supply kits and uniforms constituting an additional expense to the student.

Distance education classes may require the purchase of lab kits, software, and additional technology/equipment.

Students in the therapeutic massage program must supply books, linens, and accessories for hands-on massage therapy practice. Approximate cost of supplies & table is $1,000. The table must be purchased during the first semester.

Students in the imaging programs will incur a dosimeter fee each semester. This fee is non-refundable after the semester starts.

Students in the nursing programs will incur a testing fee each semester. This fee is non-refundable.

Books, supplies, and other items may be purchased from the bookstore. Hours of operation are published by the bookstore.

The Net Price Calculator is a tool to help students and parents plan for educational costs at Johnston Community College. It is important to understand that the information you receive from the calculator is only an estimate and shall not be binding to JCC. Many factors come into play when awarding financial aid to students. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain an accurate determination of eligibility.

Students must present a completed sponsor form from a third-party sponsor detailing all allowed charges prior to registration. Third-party sponsors are defined as any employer, agency, or organization that agrees to pay for a student’s tuition, fees, and/or books. Once the third-party sponsor authorization has been approved by the College, the student’s account will be billed to the sponsor. However, if a sponsor refuses to pay any or all of the student’s account, the student will be responsible for the remaining balance on his or her account. A student will not be allowed to register for future classes until all balances are paid in full.

Student Accident Insurance

Student accident insurance provides coverage to all registered and enrolled curriculum students for covered injuries sustained while the insured student is:

  • Participating in activities sponsored or supervised by the school;
  • Traveling during such activities as a member of a group in transportation furnished or arranged by the school; or
  • Traveling directly to or from the insured’s home premises and the site of such activities. Johnston Community College is considered the “home premises.”

The cost of coverage for this insurance program is paid by the College using student activity funds.

For further information concerning effective/termination dates, definitions, accidental death and specific loss benefits, accident medical expense benefits, exclusions, and payment of claims, please refer to the North Carolina Community and Technical Colleges Student Accident Insurance brochure. These brochures are available in the Student Services Office.

To file a student accident insurance claim, the student must:

  1. Obtain an accident report form and insurance claim form from the Student Services Office within 30 days or as soon as reasonably possible. Employees of the College can access a copy of the accident report form from the College Web site.
  2. Complete both forms in their entirety. If possible, have a faculty or staff member sign the accident report form.
  3. Return both forms to the administrative assistant to the vice president of student services in the Student Services Office.
  4. The student is responsible for submitting the insurance claim form to the college’s insurance carrier. All medical bills and correspondence will be handled between the student and the insurance carrier.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is required for students in some programs. The cost is approximately $19 per year. Professional liability insurance is required for:

  • All students in health programs prior to beginning clinical practice in assigned hospitals and nursing affiliates.
  • Certain practicum sites approved for early childhood education and school-age education students. Students should check with the practicum instructor to determine if their practicum site requires this insurance.
  • Professional liability insurance is non-refundable once the semester begins.