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Tuition & Fees

Expenses for the RN-BSN Completion Degree

Following are expenses to attend Catawba College for RN-BSN students: 


Tuition Per Semester Credit Hour


Registration Fee


Audit Fee

$62 per hour*

Vehicle Registration (Parking) Fee

$25 per semester

Student Activity Fee


Graduation Fee


Other Costs of Attendance

Appropriate attire while participating in lab and clinical practicums is required.


* Students who wish to audit a class for the first time must submit an application.

** Students who wish to participate in commencement exercises must purchase caps and gowns from the campus store.

Withdrawals and Refunds (Evening Undergraduate Program)
The refund policy has been changed. Students who withdraw from a block before the first class meets are eligible for a full refund. A 75% refund will be given if a student withdraws before 11:59PM of the first Monday of the block. No refund will be given after 12:01AM of the first Tuesday of the block. Please note the refund policy for semester-long online courses is different from that for regular blocks. Read more about refunds. Please pay careful attention to the deadlines. We cannot make refunds after the dates indicated.

Please note that policies governing financial aid may need to be considered in addition to the refund policies just stated. Students contemplating withdrawal from a class should contact the financial aid office to determine what effect, if any, withdrawing will produce. Most types of financial aid require full-time status in order to qualify.

Nursing students should always discuss proposed withdrawals with their advisor.

Other Expenses

Books average $100-$120 per class. Used books, which are more economical, are available whenever possible. There is an opportunity at the end of the semester to sell your books back to the campus store.

Students must be "degree-seeking" and often "full-time" in order to receive financial aid. "Full-time" means you must sign up for at least 12 hours in a semester.

Catawba has a special payment plan for the School of Evening and Graduate Studies through "HES." Payments can be set up by semester or on a yearly basis with ten payments. You may include summer tuition in the total amount that you borrow. Applications are available in the Business Office.

Some companies "sponsor" students and request that Catawba bill them for the courses. Prior arrangement must be made with the Business Office. Most companies prefer to reimburse students at the end of each course.

Students who wish to apply for Financial Aid should contact the Financial Aid Office, (704) 637-4416, for further information.

For information regarding tuition payments, please contact the Business Office (student accounts) at (704) 637-4388.

For any additional general information, please call the Department of Nursing at (704) 645-4508. Remember, you can always call 1-800-CATAWBA (228-2922) and ask for a specific office or person.

Services and Benefits

  • Department of Nursing: The Nursing Office is located in Shuford Science Building Suite 100. This is where you will come for academic advising and other assistance as needed. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Call the office at (704) 645-4508 or 1-800-CATAWBA (278-2922).
  • Consistent Schedule: Using a hybrid (online and in-person) format, classes meet on Monday and Thursday evenings each week and one Saturday morning per month; some classes meet on alternating Tuesday evenings.
  • Academic Advising: Convenient advising sessions and registration
  • Personal Attention: A campus-based experience which maximizes faculty-student interaction
  • Computer Labs: Available for student use in Ketner Hall, Shuford Science Building and the Corriher-Linn-Black Library
  • Career Services: Catawba Job Network; assistance with resume writing; workshops on career building
  • Library Services: Students have full access to the college library, which is open in the evenings and on weekend.