Tuition & Fee Waivers
Tuition Waiver Program
The purpose of the Tuition Waiver Program is to provide an opportunity for an eligible employee to have the tuition waived for a course taken at any of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina System. Participation is voluntary and courses may be taken for career development or for personal interest.
Tuition charges will be waived for up to three courses per academic year and may be applied to courses that are appropriations-funded, such as regular undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, online courses, self-paced courses, and independent study courses. This also includes enrollment in credit-earning courses through the Friday Center for Continuing Education.
Tuition may be waived for more than one course in the same academic term and the program is available to all permanent employees. (The academic year begins with the fall term and ends with the summer sessions.)
In order to participate, an employee must maintain permanent employment status at 75% time (30 hours per work week) or more for the entire semester during which the course is taken. Please review the Tuition Waiver Policy to review details concerning courses excluded from the tuition waiver programs, taxation, deadlines for submitting tuition waivers and forms. Contact the appropriate admissions office for information for its specific processing requirements.
Courses taken at NC State University must use the paper Tuition Waiver Application.Online Tuition Waiver Application
|Fall Semester 2017||
August 28, 2017
Spring Semester 2018
January 17, 2018
Student Fee Waiver Program
The Fee Waiver Programs allows eligible employees and their spouses to waive certain University student fees (e.g., Student Health Service, Student Recreation Center, etc.). It does not apply to other fees required by specific schools or departments.
Note: A Student Fee Waiver is not needed if the student is also using a Tuition Waiver in the same semester or summer session.
This program is available to all permanent employees, and their spouse. In order to participate, an employee must maintain permanent employment status at 75% time (30 hours per work week) or more for the entire semester during which the fees are waived.
The Fee Waiver may be used during any semester or summer session. Refer to the Student Fee Waiver Policy for additional details and to obtain forms for this program. A Student Fee Waiver is not needed if the student is also using a Tuition Waiver in the same semester or summer session.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students meeting one of the following criteria for the entire term they are enrolled may receive a fee waiver:
- The student is a full-time, permanent employees of the University of North Carolina system, including the Office of the President and the 16 campuses, or a permanent employee of the UNC Health Care System. Full-time is defined as working 30 hours or more per week or working at least 75 percent time.
- The student is the spouse of a full-time permanent employee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the UNC Health Care System.
- The student is on military or civilian orders from the ROTC.
The Fee Waiver may be used during any semester or summer session. A Fee Waiver is not needed if the student is also using a Tuition Waiver in the same semester or summer session.
The fee waiver policy applies to all regular* student fees for continuing studies and off-campus programs. The student remains responsible for any program or course-specific fees, as well as the late registration fee when applicable.
*The continuing studies and off-campus programs charge a reduced regular fee rate which applies to all terms, with one exception: Continuing Education students are subject to the full summer-term fee rate billed per credit hour.