Office of the Registrar

Tuition Surcharge

Hours Included

The tuition surcharge is applied to undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at UNCW as follows:

  1. For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a program that requires no more than 128 credit hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all surcharge-applicable 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 surcharge-applicable 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 surcharge-applicable 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 at the time of admission to studies for the second or other baccalaureate degree.

Please note: UNCW does not currently offer any officially designated five-year programs.

Surcharge-applicable hours are all attempted hours from UNCW, including courses in-progress for the current term, failed courses, repeated courses, and course withdrawals. In addition, any hours accepted for transfer from outside of UNCW and added to a student's UNCW academic record since August 15, 2013 are surcharge-applicable, unless those credits happen to be from one of several excluded categories. For details on transfer credit exclusions prior to August 15, 2013 and various types of hours that are excluded from counting in a student's progress toward a surcharge, see: https://www.uncw.edu/reg/tuitionSurch-hrsExcl.