Tuition, Fees, and Expenses
Tuition, Fees, and ExpensesTuition Rates
Curriculum Refund Policy
Textbooks and Other Fees and Costs
Johnston Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, offers educational opportunities at low cost to the student. Tuition rates are established by the General Assembly of North Carolina. The 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 activity fees are payable at the beginning of each semester and are subject to change without notice. The cost of textbooks and supplies is an additional expense and varies with the program of study.
A student is considered to be officially registered only after all tuition, fee, and other charges have been paid in full or acceptable arrangements for third party billing have been approved by the Business Office.
Students who have incurred indebtedness to the College, including unpaid bills and overdue book fines, will not be allowed to register until cleared by the appropriate official of the College.
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.
The rate of tuition charged for auditing a course is the same as the rate charged for taking the course for academic credit.
Tuition and Fee Exemption
Tuition shall be waived for up to six credit hours of credit instruction per academic semester for senior citizens age 65 or older who are qualified as legal residents of North Carolina. If an eligible senior citizen enrolls in more than six, but less than 16 credit hours in a given semester, he/she shall be charged the regular tuition rate for each credit hour above six credit hours. If an eligible senior citizen enrolls in more than 16 credit hours in a given semester, he/she shall be charged the regular tuition rate for a maximum of 10 credit hours.