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Tuition & Fees

Expenses for the Online and Evening Undergraduate Program

Following are expenses for Online and Evening Undergraduate Program students:


Tuition Per Semester Credit Hour


Registration Fee


Audit Fee

$65 per hour*

Vehicle Registration (Parking) Fee

$25 per semester

Student Activity Fee


Graduation Fee



* 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.



The refund policy is based on length of course and how it is delivered. Students in a fully online course must withdraw from the course on the first day of the course for a full refund. Students in a hybrid course must withdraw by 11:59PM of the first day the class meets (Tuesday for block 5, Thursday for blocks 1-4).  A 75% refund is available dependent on the length of the course. Read our detailed refund policy here and 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.

Online and Evening students should always discuss proposed withdrawals with their advisor.


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 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 offers an interest-free installment payment plan each Fall and Spring semester. Students and authorized users must enroll via Catawba's Touchnet Electronic Statement and Payment Center. The 5-month payment plan runs from July through November for the Fall Semester and December through April for the Spring semester. The plans are interest free and a one-time $35.00 installment plan fee is due when you enroll for a payment Plan each semester.

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 Division of Distance and Online Education at 704-637-4772. Remember, you can always call 1-800-CATAWBA (228-2922) and ask for a specific office or person.


  • Division of Distance and Online Education (DDOE): Located in Hedrick Hall, the building on the circle driveway by the big flag poles. We are located in the Welcome Center—go through the main doors and straight ahead. This is the place where you come for academic advising and other assistance as needed. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, with appointments after hours available. Call us at 704-637-4772 or 1-800-CATAWBA (278-2922).
  • Consistent Schedule: Online courses are 8 and 16 weeks long. Hybrid courses are 4 weeks long and meet on Thursday evenings each week and the last Monday evening of each block. Student teaching courses meet every other Tuesday evening. Our detailed schedule is available here.
  • 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 and the Corriher-Linn-Black Library
  • Career ServicesCatawba 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.