Rockingham Community College offers you the opportunity to earn a college degree without incurring huge debt.
Provided are tables with our current tuition rates. You may also want to view our Out of State Tuition and our Payment Plan option shown below. We also provide you a list of other fees that may be applied to you as a student.
The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.
Please review the information about how to pay for classes. If you decide after paying for your classes you no longer can attend, please see our Refund Policies.
- Students with an outstanding balance will not be able to register for subsequent semesters until the balance is paid.
- If a student receives financial aid (ex: Pell Grants and scholarships), that financial aid will be used to pay any amounts owed to the College before a direct deposit or check for the balance is released to the student.
- If a student adds or drops courses during the Drop/Add period, the College reserves the right to adjust the installment plan balance owed by the student to the College through his/her plan account.
- Refund policy: Regardless of a student’s method of payment, the same refund policy applies. Specifically, if a student registers for classes and then formally withdraws (see note 6) before the first day of classes for the semester, the student will receive a 100% refund of tuition paid, excluding the IPP application fee. If the student formally withdraws between the first day of classes and the 10% point of the semester, the student will NOT receive a refund, but the balance of the payment plan will be cancelled. If the student withdraws after the 10% point of the semester, he/she will not receive a refund of any type and will be responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees (as well as any imposed late fees).
- Students who have outstanding financial obligations to the college are ineligible to participate in the IPP.
- Formal withdrawal occurs when a student completes the withdrawal form online and delivers it to the Records Office before the posted refund date. If a student registers for the Installment Payment Plan and then withdraws from a class or a class is cancelled at such a time that the student qualifies for a refund, the amount the student owes the college will be reduced by the amount of the refund. The $20.00 application fee is NOT refundable. It is not considered a “withdrawal” if the student merely fails to attend class.
- A student failing to pay the total amount due to the College in accordance with the terms of the Installment Payment Plan, will have their records held and full debt collection measures will be taken. In such cases, the student’s academic records will be frozen and the student will not be able to receive grades, receive a transcript, register for classes, apply for the Payment Plan or graduate until the entire outstanding balance is paid in full.
- Returned checks: A fee of $25.00 will be assessed for all returned checks.
- Late fee: Payments received after the due dates will be assessed a $20.00 late fee.
Other Costs & Fees
Accident insurance, covering the student during hours in school, is available. The premium is subject to change by the insuring agency. This insurance may be required in certain high-risk programs.
Textbooks and Supplies
Costs of textbooks and supplies are additional expenses for which the student should plan. These expenses vary according to the program of study.
A credential fee will be charged to all students at the time of registration who are enrolled in a certificate, diploma or associate degree program of study. The credential fee replaces the graduation fee and includes the cost of providing the certificate, diploma or degree, cover, cap, tassel, gown and 10 graduation invitations.
Course Specific Fees
Course specific fees may be accessed and may vary depending on the course or program of study.
Paying for Classes
|November 1 – December 4, 2023
|Monday, December 4, 2023 – 5:00pm/Online by 11:00pm
|December 5, 2023 – January 3, 2024
|Wednesday, January 3, 2024 – 6:00pm/Online by 11:00pm
|January 5 – January 9, 2024
|Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – 5:00pm/Online by 11:00pm
|November 1, 2023 – May 20, 2024
|Monday, May 20, 2024 – 6:00pm/Online by 11:00pm
Pay close attention to your payment deadline. Your registration schedule will be deleted if payment is not received by your payment deadline.
The Business Office accepts cash, check, VISA and MasterCard payments. Payments in full can be made using Self-Service.
Pay by mail to:
Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
Wentworth, North Carolina 27375-0038
Sponsored students’ authorizations are due in the Business Office no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Sponsored students’ funds will be available for Bookstore purchases beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS
Financial Aid students’ funds will be available for Bookstore purchases beginning on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
A. Refunds For Curriculum Classes
- Classes Which Begin During First Week of Semester
A student who officially withdraws prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester as noted in the college calendar is due a 100 percent refund. 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. A student who officially withdraws from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester will receive a 75 percent refund.
- Classes Which Begin Other Than First Week of Semester
For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a student who officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting will receive a 100 percent refund. A student who officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class will receive a 75 percent refund. To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule. NOTE: A student who officially withdraws from a class(es) will receive the pro rata share of his/her activity fee.
B. Refunds For Occupational Extension Classes
- Membership Classes
A student who officially withdraws from an occupational extension class(es) prior to the first class meeting will be eligible for a 100 percent refund. Also, if an applicable class fails to “make” due to insufficient enrollment, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund. NOTE: A student who officially withdraws after the class begins, prior to or on the 10 percent point of the scheduled hours of the class will be given, upon request of the student, a 75 percent refund. The rule applies regardless of the number of times the class meets or the number of hours the class is scheduled to meet.
- Contact Hour Classes
A student who officially withdraws from a contact hour occupational extension class(es) prior to the first class meeting will be eligible for a 100 percent refund. Also, if an applicable class fails to “make” due to insufficient enrollment, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund. After the class begins, a student who officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10th calendar day of the first day of class(es) will be given, upon request of the student, a 75 percent refund. The rule applies regardless of the number of times the class meets or the number of hours the class is scheduled to meet.