In-state and Out-of-state Tuition Rates
Active duty service members based in North Carolina, and their family members, are eligible for in-state tuition rates.
All administrative fees (Student Support Fee, Technology Fee, CAPS) are waived for all military students who are using Department of Defense Tuition Assistance funding. See table below for adjusted rates.
Active duty soldiers are eligible for Military Tuition Assistance. However, the Department of Defense has placed certain requirements and restrictions on TA. You cannot get TA for a course that you have previously taken and if you have an Associate Degree, they do not pay for other courses at that level unless it is job related.
For more information regarding your tuition assistance benefits, visit GoArmyEd.comor contact your Education Center Counselor.
Effective 1 January 2014, soldiers will be eligible for TA upon successfully completing one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Soldiers can use TA for a second, higher-level degree (Post Bachelor's) once they have 10 years of service, if any portion of the undergraduate degree was funded with TA. There is no 10 year requirement if TA did not fund any portion of undergraduate work. Soldier's may take up to 16 semester hours (SH) per fiscal year at the rate of $250/SH each year.
Family members may not use Military Tuition Assistance. Service members eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Billmay be able to transfer benefits to a spouse or dependent children. Additionally, family members of a deceased Active Duty Service Member or Retired Veteran may be eligible for certain dependent benefits. If you fall into this category you should contact the Veterans Affairs Office nearest you to make a claim.
Using Tuition Assistance and Federal Financial Aid
It is possible to use TA and Federal Financial Aid at the same time. However, keep in mind that both are Federal Programs and neither program is designed to cover all of your expenses. Each quarter we provide the Army Education Center a list of students using both TA and Pell Grant funds. After a review by the Army Education Center, it is possible that you could be asked to pay back Tuition Assistance if they feel it is in excess of schooling costs.