Distance Education

Distance Education (DE) tuition charges are based on the student’s academic program and registration.

Select the appropriate classification below to review the tuition guidelines for your DE courses.

  • Degree Seeking On Campus Student (on-campus subplan) takes either all on-campus courses, all Distance Education (DE) courses, or a mixture of on-campus and DE courses are billed at on-campus stair-step tuition and fees with no extra charge for either DE or on-campus credits above full time level (9 credit hours for a Graduate student or 12 credit hours for an Undergraduate student).
  • Degree Seeking and Certificate Program Students (DE subplan) taking all DE course are billed at DE rate.
  • Degree Seeking and Certificate Program Students (DE subplan) takes some DE courses and some on campus courses are billed at DE rate (tuition and DE fees) for DE courses and billed On-campus stair-step tuition and fees for on-campus courses.
  • Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Students are billed per credit hour at DE rates for DE Classes and billed at On-campus stair-step tuition and fees for on-campus courses.

Information about Distance Education course offerings, programs, and more is available at https://distance.ncsu.edu. You may also contact Distance Education at (919) 515-9030 or toll-free at (866) 467-8283

Distance Education Tuition and Fees for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

It is the student’s responsibility to review charges on their student account after registration.

Review the Distance Education Rates below for upcoming semester tuition and fees.

Note: Students enrolled in distance education classes in which proctored exams are required are responsible for any charges, including for identity verification, levied by a remote location. Those fees must be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $216.00 $14.87 $1.01 $231.88
2 432.00 29.74 2.02 463.76
3 648.00 44.61 3.03 695.64
4 864.00 59.48 4.04 927.52
5 1,080.00 74.35 5.05 1,159.40
6 1,296.00 89.22 6.06 1,391.28
7 1,512.00 104.09 7.07 1,623.16
8 1,728.00 118.96 8.08 1,855.04
9 1,944.00 133.83 9.09 2,086.92

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $632.00 $14.87 $1.01 $647.88
2 1,264.00 29.74 2.02 1,295.76
3 1,896.00 44.61 3.03 1,943.64
4 2,528.00 59.48 4.04 2,591.52
5 3,160.00 74.35 5.05 3,239.40
6 3,792.00 89.22 6.06 3,887.28
7 4,424.00 104.09 7.07 4,535.16
8 5,056.00 118.96 8.08 5,183.04
9 5,688.00 133.83 9.09 5,830.92


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $216.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 $265.66
2 432.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 531.32
3 648.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 796.98
4 864.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 1,062.64
5 1,080.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 1,328.30
6 1,296.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 1,593.96
7 1,512.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 1,859.62
8 1,728.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 2,125.28
9 1,944.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 2,390.94

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $632.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 $681.66
2 1,264.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 1,363.32
3 1,896.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 2,044.98
4 2,528.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 2,726.64
5 3,160.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 3,408.30
6 3,792.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 4,089.96
7 4,424.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 4,771.62
8 5,056.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 5,453.28
9 5,688.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 6,134.94


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $396.00 $14.87 $1.01 $411.88
2 792.00 29.74 2.02 823.76
3 1,188.00 44.61 3.03 1,235.64
4 1,584.00 59.48 4.04 1,647.52
5 1,980.00 74.35 5.05 2,059.40
6 2,376.00 89.22 6.06 2,471.28
7 2,772.00 104.09 7.07 2,883.16
8 3,168.00 118.96 8.08 3,295.04
9 3,564.00 133.83 9.09 3,706.92

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $992.00 $14.87 $1.01 $1,007.88
2 1,984.00 29.74 2.02 2,015.76
3 2,976.00 44.61 3.03 3,023.64
4 3,968.00 59.48 4.04 4,031.52
5 4,960.00 74.35 5.05 5,039.40
6 5,952.00 89.22 6.06 6,047.28
7 6,944.00 104.09 7.07 7,055.16
8 7,936.00 118.96 8.08 8,063.04
9 8,928.00 133.83 9.09 9,070.92


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $396.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 445.66
2 792.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 891.32
3 1,188.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 1,336.98
4 1,584.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 1,782.64
5 1,980.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 2,228.30
6 2,376.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 2,673.96
7 2,772.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 3,119.62
8 3,168.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 3,565.28
9 3,564.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 4,010.94

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $992.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 1,041.66
2 1,984.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 2,083.32
3 2,976.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 3,124.98
4 3,968.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 4,166.64
5 4,960.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 5,208.30
6 5,952.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 6,249.96
7 6,944.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 7,291.62
8 7,936.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 8,333.28
9 8,928.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 9,374.94


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition EOL-CITI Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $396.00 $235.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 $680.66
2 792.00 470.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 1,361.32
3 1,188.00 705.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 2,041.98
4 1,584.00 940.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 2,722.64
5 1,980.00 1,175.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 3,403.30
6 2,376.00 1,410.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 4,083.96
7 2,772.00 1,645.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 4,764.62
8 3,168.00 1,880.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 5,445.28
9 3,564.00 2,115.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 6,125.94

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition EOL-CITI Required Fees Campus Security Fee COE Program Enhancement Fee Total
1 $992.00 $235.00 $14.87 $1.01 $33.78 $1,276.66
2 1,984.00 470.00 29.74 2.02 67.56 2,553.32
3 2,976.00 705.00 44.61 3.03 101.34 3,829.98
4 3,968.00 940.00 59.48 4.04 135.12 5,106.64
5 4,960.00 1,175.00 74.35 5.05 168.90 6,383.30
6 5,952.00 1,410.00 89.22 6.06 202.68 7,659.96
7 6,944.00 1,645.00 104.09 7.07 236.46 8,936.62
8 7,936.00 1,880.00 118.96 8.08 270.24 10,213.28
9 8,928.00 2,115.00 133.83 9.09 304.02 11,489.94


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $216.00 $14.87 $1.01 $231.88
2 432.00 29.74 2.02 463.76
3 648.00 44.61 3.03 695.64
4 864.00 59.48 4.04 927.52
5 1,080.00 74.35 5.05 1,159.40
6 1,296.00 89.22 6.06 1,391.28
7 1,512.00 104.09 7.07 1,623.16
8 1,728.00 118.96 8.08 1,855.04
9 1,944.00 133.83 9.09 2,086.92

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $632.00 $14.87 $1.01 $647.88
2 1,264.00 29.74 2.02 1,295.76
3 1,896.00 44.61 3.03 1,943.64
4 2,528.00 59.48 4.04 2,591.52
5 3,160.00 74.35 5.05 3,239.40
6 3,792.00 89.22 6.06 3,887.28
7 4,424.00 104.09 7.07 4,535.16
8 5,056.00 118.96 8.08 5,183.04
9 5,688.00 133.83 9.09 5,830.92


Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Residents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition MBA-CITI Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $396.00 $643.00 $14.87 $1.01 $1,054.88
2 792.00 1,286.00 29.74 2.02 2,109.76
3 1,188.00 1,929.00 44.61 3.03 3,164.64
4 1,584.00 2,572.00 59.48 4.04 4,219.52
5 1,980.00 3,215.00 74.35 5.05 5,274.40
6 2,376.00 3,858.00 89.22 6.06 6,329.28
7 2,772.00 4,501.00 104.09 7.07 7,384.16
8 3,168.00 5,144.00 118.96 8.08 8,439.04
9 3,564.00 5,787.00 133.83 9.09 9,493.92

Each additional hour is billed incrementally

Nonresidents of North Carolina

Hours Tuition MBA-CITI Required Fees Campus Security Fee Total
1 $992.00 $667.00 $14.87 $1.01 $1,674.88
2 1,984.00 1,334.00 29.74 2.02 3,349.76
3 2,976.00 2,001.00 44.61 3.03 5,024.64
4 3,968.00 2,668.00 59.48 4.04 6,699.52
5 4,960.00 3,335.00 74.35 5.05 8,374.40
6 5,952.00 4,002.00 89.22 6.06 10,049.28
7 6,944.00 4,669.00 104.09 7.07 11,724.16
8 7,936.00 5,336.00 118.96 8.08 13,399.04
9 8,928.00 6,003.00 133.83 9.09 15,073.92


Each additional hour is billed incrementally