Undergraduate Expenses, Payments, Refunds, and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

For financial aid information, visit http://fia.uncg.edu.


For housing information, visit http://hrl.uncg.edu.

Meal Plans

For meal plan information, visit http://www.dineoncampus.com/uncg.

Miscellaneous Fees and Expenses

Athletic, Activity, and Facilities Fees

Payment of these fees gives students access to athletic events, campus organizations, Elliott University Center (student union), and many other student programs.

Auditing Fees

Full-time UNCG student—one course per term without charge

Part-time UNCG student—$15.00 per course (limit of two audited courses per term)

Continual Learning visiting auditor requiring no record of enrollment—may audit courses for a fee of $125.

Visiting auditor requiring record of enrollment—standard tuition

See the Auditors topic in the Admission to the University section for details.

Books and Course Supplies

Costs generally run $250–$500 per semester for textbooks and related supplies for full-time students. These are to be paid for as purchased, either from the UNCG Bookstore or elsewhere. A few courses may require significantly higher expenditures for supplies or special fees and are so noted in the online course schedule footnotes.

Furnishings (Traditional Residence Hall)

All residence hall rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, and desks. All have community bathrooms by floor or wing. Students furnish their own pillows, pillow cases, sheets, blankets, bedspreads, towels, and room accessories such as study lamps, draperies, rugs, recycling bins, and wastebaskets.

Graduation Application Fee

The graduation fee, currently $65 for the baccalaureate degree, covers the cost of the diploma and other expenses associated with the commencement ceremony and is charged to all degree candidates. It is payable in the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office 30 days prior to graduation. The fee is non-refundable. Degree candidates purchase regalia from the University Bookstore.

Identification Cards (UNCG SpartanCard)

A permanent UNCG SpartanCard will be issued to each student upon completion of registration for their first semester at UNCG. A replacement fee is charged for lost, stolen, or damaged IDs.

Internet/Cable Connections

All residence hall rooms are provided with Internet access through Time Warner Cable. Students must provide their own computer equipment.


SpartanCard-ready washing machines and dryers are located in each residence hall. Students may apply money to their UNCG SpartanCard for laundry and vending expenses.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required for all student-operated motor vehicles that park on the UNCG campus. See http://parking.uncg.edu for details on parking regulations.

Transcript Fee

A fee (currently $8 per copy at the time this Bulletin was published) is charged for release of an official UNCG academic transcript. Additionally, the vendor that fulfills transcript orders charges a $2.75 processing fee.

Uniforms, Special Equipment, and Liability Insurance

Students are expected to use outfits appropriate to the physical education activities taken. Gym clothing, leotards, and other appropriate outfits are available from the University Book Store or elsewhere.

Nursing majors are required to purchase uniforms and pay course fees for liability insurance. See School of Nursing for complete details.

Some majors in Kinesiology are also required to purchase liability insurance. See Department of Kinesiology for details.

Many laboratory courses require safety goggles and special protective clothing. Smocks or coveralls are often required in art classes. Unless the student has advance information, it is preferable to purchase these items after arrival.


Refund Policy


Housing and Dining Plan Refunds


Waiver of Late Fee for Registration

Continuing students eligible to register during early registration for the following semester who choose not to do so, or who fail to confirm their registration with payment of tuition and fees will be charged a late fee. Waiver of the late fee will be considered only when it can be demonstrated that the university, through one of its offices or officials, was directly responsible for the failure of the student to complete registration.

University Refund Appeals Committee


Tuition, Fees, and Payment

For payment and cost information, visit http://csh.uncg.edu/payment-and-cost-information.

50% Tuition Surcharge for Undergraduates

Revised by the UNC Board of Governors, August 17, 2010.

The General Assembly has instituted a tuition surcharge (Section 89 (b), Senate Bill 27, 1993 Session), which became effective fall semester 1994 and applies to all new undergraduates seeking a baccalaureate degree. Specifically, it states,

The Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina shall ensure that procedures are established that are necessary to impose a twenty-five percent (25%) tuition surcharge prior to Fall 2010, and fifty percent (50%) effective Fall 2010 on students who take more than 140 degree credit hours to complete a baccalaureate degree in a four-year program or more than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the credit hours necessary to complete a baccalaureate degree in any program officially designated by the Board of Governors as a five-year program. The calculation of the credit hours taken at the constituent institution or accepted for transfer shall include courses failed by the student or that are not completed unless officially dropped by the student pursuant to the academic policy of the appropriate institution. The calculation of these credit hours taken at a constituent institution or accepted for transfer shall exclude hours earned through the College Board’s Advanced Placement or CLEP examinations, through institutional advanced placement or course validation, or through summer term or extension programs.

UNCG Guidelines

Students Subject to the Surcharge

The tuition surcharge will be applied to new undergraduate students enrolled for the first time in Fall 1994 and thereafter in a degree program at UNCG as follows:

  1. For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a program that requires no more than 128 credit (semester) hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all hours in excess of 140.
  2. For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a UNC Board of Governors Board-approved program that requires more than 128 credit hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all hours that exceed 110 percent of the credit hours required for the degree. Such programs include those that have been officially designated by the Board of Governors as five-year programs as well as those involving double majors, or combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees.
  3. For students earning a baccalaureate degree other than their first, the surcharge shall be applied to all hours that exceed 110 percent of the minimum additional credit hours needed to earn the additional baccalaureate degree. The minimum additional credit hours will be determined by the degree evaluation performed by the Office of the University Registrar during the first semester a student is enrolled in the second or other baccalaureate degree.

Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree are required to take 31 credit hours of residency at UNCG.

The surcharge will be imposed in the fall or spring semester and in all subsequent semesters where a student’s cumulative credit hour total exceeds the threshold. The surcharge does not apply to required fees.

Hours Included in Tuition Surcharge Hours

The undergraduate credit (semester) hours to be counted in the calculation of the tuition surcharge include:

  • All semester (fall and spring semester) academic credit hours attempted (includes repeated course work and failed course work)
  • All transfer credit hours from UNC System schools and North Carolina Community Colleges that are accepted by UNCG
  • All transfer credit hours not from a UNC System school or a North Carolina Community College completed after August 15, 2013
  • WX, WT, and WF grades are not exempt from the tuition surcharge.

Hours Excluded from Tuition Surcharge Hours

  • College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) credit
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or similar programs’ credits
  • Credit earned through any UNCG advanced placement, course validation or similar procedure
  • Credit earned in summer sessions
  • Transfer credit from institutions other than the UNC System schools and North Carolina Community Colleges completed prior to August 15, 2013
  • Credit earned while enrolled as a high school student
  • Credit associated with courses officially dropped by the student consistent with UNCG policy

If a student receives a North Carolina Student Incentive Grant or the North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship and is billed Tuition Surcharge, the student may become ineligible for funds.

Students will be informed of the Tuition Surcharge Hours earned each semester and cumulatively in their tuition billing.

Students may contact the University Registrar’s Office to obtain current information on their credit/semester hours.

Students may request a waiver for military service obligation, serious medical debilitation, disability, or other extraordinary hardship, as defined under BOG 1000.1.5 [R]. The Request for Tuition Surcharge Waiver may be obtained from the University Registrar’s Office and must be submitted within 30 days of issuance of the written notice of tuition surcharge.

Student Credit Policy

Visit http://csh.uncg.edu/student-credit-policy.

Managing Your Student Loan

Visit http://csh.uncg.edu/managing-your-student-loan.