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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for Blue Ridge Community College is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change.


Ways to Pay and Payment Deadlines


Current Tuition and Fees for Curriculum Students

(subject to change by the NC General Assembly)


Credit Hours NC Resident/
In-state Tuition
Out-of-state Tuition
1 $76.00 $268.00
2 $152.00 $536.00
3 $228.00 $804.00
4 $304.00 $1072.00
5 $380.00 $1,340.00
6 $456.00 $1,608.00
7 $532.00 $1,876.00
8 $608.00 $2,144.00
9 $684.00 $2,412.00
10 $760.00 $2,680.00
11 $836.00 $2,948.00
12 $912.00 $3,216.00
13 $988.00 $3,484.00
14 $1,064.00 $3,752.00
15 $1,140.00 $4,020.00
16 or more



Other Fees and Expenses for Curriculum Students

Student Activity Fee - $35

The student activity fee is applicable to all curriculum students and is non-refundable after the 100% refund period.  This fee will be charged for Fall and Spring semesters only.  The student activity fee is waived for high school students taking only distance education classes which do not require attendance on campus.


College Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee - $25 Spring and Fall Semester / $15 Summer Term

The CAPS fee is applicable to curriculum students however, some exceptions apply. It is non-refundable after the 100% refund period.


Accident Insurance Fee - $1.30

Students are required to take limited coverage accident insurance while enrolled.  The amount varies each year.  The accident insurance fee is waived for students taking only distance education classes which do not require attendance on campus.  This insurance fee is not refundable after the 100% refund period.  Due to the changing nature of the insurance industry, types of policies and rates are subject to change without notice.  Blue Ridge Community College is not liable for injury suffered by students while participating in classes, shop work, or other school activities.


Textbooks, Supplies, and Tools

Costs for textbooks, supplies and tools are variable depending on the student's enrollment status and program.  Students are required to have the textbooks, supplies, and tools prescribed in the curriculum program they are entering.  New and used textbooks and school supplies are available in the College Bookstore located in the Killian Building on the Henderson County Campus and in the Straus Building on the Transylvania County Campus.

Books may be purchased online at blueridge.bncollege.com.  Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Blue Ridge Community College is required to share required textbook information (ISBN number and retail price) with students at the time they register for classes. This information can be found on the Blue Ridge Community College Bookstore website at blueridge.bncollege.com.


Transcript Fee

Transcript fee is $5 for an official transcript. An unofficial transcript can be obtained through WebAdvisor at no fee.


Technology Fee

The technology fee is non-refundable after the 100% refund period.  The fee is charged each semester.

16 or more semester hours - $48

1 - 15 semester hours - $3.00/per semester hour


Professional Liability Fee

The Professional Liability Fee is charged to Associate Degree Nursing ($15), Surgical Technology ($15), Emergency Medical Science ($74), and Cosmetology ($10) students.


Pre-Enrollment Placement Test Retest Fee

$5 per unit


Course Fees 

Other course fees may apply ranging from $10 to $142.  Please see 
2019-20 Course Fees for detailed schedule of course fees.


Distance Learning

There are no fees solely associated with Distance Learning courses or with verification of student identity.

Important Information about Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees paid by students do not represent the total operating expenses of the College. The balance is provided by local, state, and federal tax funds.

Tuition and fees must be paid in full or deferred through the College tuition payment plan by the published tuition payment deadline or the student’s schedule will be deleted. High school students at least 16 years of age who are enrolled at least half-time in high school courses are exempt from tuition for select courses. However, all students are required to pay the student accident insurance fee, the technology fee, and the activity fee. If high school students are enrolled in Blue Ridge Community College courses offered on a high school campus, the student accident insurance fee, the activity fee, and the technology fee may be waived. The student accident insurance fee may also be waived for the distance learning student who does not attend the Blue Ridge Community College campus. However, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the business office of the high school or distance learning status at the time charges are paid.