Cost & Aid

The Value of a NC Wesleyan College Education

College is the gateway to a lifetime of opportunities for graduates. Cost & Aid can be overwhelming, but North Carolina Wesleyan can guide you down several pathways to an affordable college career. In fact, over 99% of our traditional students receive financial assistance from a variety of sources such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans.

Study shows some students end up paying less at a private college than a public institution due to the increased availability of merit and need-based scholarships.

99% of our Traditional Students Receive Financial Assistance

North Carolina Wesleyan College ranks in the top 30 schools in the state

for BEST VALUE according to

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Net Price Calculator

What is Net Price Calculator?
Net price calculators
are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

What does Net Price mean?
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

Repayment Initiative for Student Education (R.I.S.E.)

NC Wesleyan’s Repayment Initiative for Student Education Program (R.I.S.E.) is our innovative promise to students: if your income after graduation is less than $50,000, we can help you repay your federal student, parent PLUS and private alternative loans after graduation.

2021-2022 Cost of Attendance

Tuition $32,996
Room (Double) $5,350
Meal Plan $6,568
Books FREE (Included in Tuition)
TOTAL: $44,914*

*Additional fees include:

  • $250 Student Activity Fee
  • $250 Technology Fee
  • $200 Wellness Fee
  • $50 Orientation Fee (1st year students only)
  • $50 Processing Fee (1st year students only)

Tuition $16,498
Room (Double) $2,675
Meal Plan $3,284
Books FREE (Included in Tuition)
TOTAL: $22,457

In-State/Out-of-State – $1,099.87
Adult Studies/Distance Learning – $415
Graduate – $515

Military Students

Per Credit Hour In-State/
Adult Studies/
Distance Learning
Tuition $1,099.87* $415
10% Military Discount -$109.99 -$41.50
Estimated Cost of Books -$62.50
TOTAL MILITARY COST $927.38 $373.50

*Per the DODMOU, the formula is Tuition per year X number of years to earn degree / by 120 credit hours or $32,996 X 4 /120=$1,099.87 per semester.


Yes, it’s true. NC Wesleyan College is always looking for ways to make our students’ lives easier, so the cost of books will be rolled into tuition. You will not have to pay a separate fee. By rolling books into tuition, students save money and can also benefit them in the form of a boost to financial aid.

Payment Options

Students should be focused on their academic goals, not stressed about how they will make their next tuition payment. North Carolina Wesleyan understands that taking on college expenses can be daunting. That’s why we offer payment plans in the form of monthly installments to pay your tuition and fees. There is a $40 annual, nonrefundable fee for participation.

For more information, or to set up a payment plan, contact the North Carolina Wesleyan Business Office at 252.985.5104.

Ready to make your Deposit?

Congratulations on becoming a NC Wesleyan Bishop! Next steps after completing your application is to make your deposit so we can save your seat in the upcoming class of NCWC. In order to make your online deposit, students, parents and authorized users will need to have their user name and password supplied by the college.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about admission requirements, financial aid, FASFA Code, campus life and the Rocky Mount region…it’s all here.