Curriculum Expenses

The Best Educational Value for You

Randolph Community College students will find our courses cost effective in their journey to earn a degree. Curriculum students can expect to spend an average of only $3,000 per year for tuition, books, and supplies, depending on the major selected. For more information please contact the Admissions Office for specific College expenses or visit the cost of attendance page.

Ways to Pay

Log in to your Self-Service account using this link.

You may also pay for classes in person by visiting the Business Office located in the Administration/Education Center (Room AE 025 near the front entrance).

Attention Curriculum Students!

You are about to leave the Randolph Community College website. Click the link below to access the FACTS Tuition Management website for payment plan setup.

Please be aware that FACTS Tuition Management and e-Cashier is a for-profit payment plan.

If you choose to enroll with FACTS, you are aware that:

  • Minimum amount to enroll in FACTS - $300 for tuition, fees and books.
  • You will be responsible for the full amount of the tuition deferred unless you officially drop and/or withdraw within the refund period (stated in the RCC student handbook).
  • You understand that failure to attend classes or stopping attendance does not constitute an official drop. You will still be responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees.
  • You understand that refunds of payments to FACTS will be handled in accordance with the normal College refund policies. Refunds will be given in the form of a check payable to you, the student, not the responsible party on the FACTS agreement. This includes payments made by credit card or Automatic Bank Payment (ACH).
  • You understand that any financial aid (Pell grant, SEOG, scholarships, etc.) that is subsequently awarded will be applied toward any remaining deferred amount before you will receive any financial aid proceeds (financial aid check).
  • You will be responsible for notifying the Business Office of any added course(s) or pay for the additional course(s) by the due date on the tuition bill. If you do not, your payment amount will be increased to cover the additional costs.
  • If you terminate your agreement with FACTS, you must pay your tuition and fees to Randolph Community College by the payment deadline or your enrollment will be canceled.
  • You understand that any missed payment will result in a $25 fee imposed by FACTS each time a payment is attempted and fails from your account.
  • You understand that if you are an early registration participant, you must pay tuition or budget through FACTS at least five working days prior to regular registration. Unpaid tuition will result in registration purge (AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL FROM ALL CLASSES) which means that you must re-register on the regular registration day.
  • You understand that the College will refer outstanding accounts to State Set-Off Debts and/or collection agencies.
  • Once you have registered for classes and have enrolled in FACTS, you may proceed with buying your books. Simply go to the Campus Store with a copy of your registration and inform the Campus Store staff that you are a FACTS student. The store will confirm your FACTS status and allow you to get your books. After your purchase, the Business Office will adjust the estimated book costs with the actual book costs and revise the FACTS Management balance. Thank you.

You have read and understand and accept the above information and choose to enroll in FACTS using:




Other Expense Resources

Please note: The North Carolina General Assembly sets tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state residents. They are subject to change by the General Assembly without notice. Fees are established by state legislative action and/or State Board action and/or RCC Board action and are subject to change.

(effective Spring 2016 Semester)


  • 1 - 15 Semester Hours - $76.00/Credit Hour
  • 16 or More Semester Hours - $1,216.00/Semester
  • 1 - 15 Semester Hours: $268.00/Credit Hour
  • 16 or More Semester Hours: $4,288.00/Semester

Activity Fee* – $2.75 per credit hour ($33.00 maximum per semester)
Technology Fee – $2.00 per credit hour ($32.00 maximum per semester)
Parking Fee - $5.00 parking fee per semester
Graduation Fee - $5.00 per semester
Lab Fees - Dependent on course(s)

The cost for books and supplies will vary according to programs. For additional information, students may contact a student success counselor or faculty advisor for the program area, as well as review information published by the RCC Campus Store.

*NOTE: The college refund policy is established by state and legislative action and is subject to change without prior notice to students.


A 75 percent tuition refund may be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the course. Activity fees are nonrefundable except when a course fails to materialize. The student should initiate the withdrawal process by contacting their faculty advisor. A student may receive a full refund if he/she officially withdraws from a class before the first day of classes for the semester or if a class is cancelled by the College.

No refunds will be made after the 10 percent point of the course, even though the student may not have attended classes up to that point. Exception: A statutory refund calculation is required if the student received student financial aid funds and the student withdrew on or before the 60 percent point of the enrollment period for which he/she was charged.

Refunds on behalf of student financial aid recipients must be distributed in the following order:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Other student financial aid programs
  • Other Federal, State, private, or institutional sources of aid

Every applicant to the College is asked questions regarding his/her legal residency for tuition purposes. The NC Residency Determination Service,, classifies a North Carolina curriculum student as a resident or as a nonresident for tuition purposes. The definition of a resident for tuition purposes is set by North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1).

The burden remains on the student to prove residency status and to initiate and complete the process of changing residency status. Students who desire to apply for a change of residency classification must complete and submit the residency application and documentation located at

Notice of Change: Effective January 30, 2017, all applicants’ residency for tuition purposes will be decided by the NC Residency Determination Service to include, but not limited to, initial classifications, re-classifications, and appeals.

Students are not permitted to default in the payment of fees, fines, loans, or other financial obligations due the College. All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration. Students having checks returned for insufficient funds may be required to make payments on a cash basis and reimburse the College for any bank fees incurred. Students with unpaid financial obligations to the school and/or incomplete admission applications will not be permitted to register for the upcoming semester until all obligations are met. Grades, transcripts, and diplomas will not be released until all obligations are met.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 115D-39(a) and 116-143.3, when an employer other than the Armed Forces pays tuition for an employee to attend an institution operating pursuant to G.S. 116-143.3 and when the employee works at a North Carolina business location, the employer shall be charged the in-state tuition rate. 

To sponsor a student at Randolph Community College, the student and student’s North Carolina employer must complete and sign the Business Sponsorship form. Completed forms should be submitted each semester to the Registrar’s Office, located in the Student Services/Welcome Center of the Asheboro Campus, at least five (5) business days before the start of class(es).

Once a Business Sponsorship form is received and approved, the student’s tuition rate will be changed from out-of-state to in-state for the semester being sponsored.  The North Carolina employer will then be able to make the payment for the student by visiting the Business Office in the Administration/Education Building on the Asheboro Campus or by calling 336-633-0292. Payment deadlines are based on the date of registration and may be found at  

In the event that the employer does not pay the tuition in full, the student will be responsible for the bill at the out-of-state rate or will be dropped for non-payment.

For assistance with this process or any additional questions, contact the Registrar’s office at 336-633-0200 or