Effective Fall 2010, undergraduate students seeking a baccalaureate degree at UNC Pembroke will be subject to a 50 percent tuition surcharge as required by the North Carolina General Statute Section 9.10.(b) § 116-143.7. Session Law 2009-451. Prior to Fall 2010, the surcharge is 25%. No surcharge will be imposed on any student who exceeds the degree credit hour limits within the equivalent of four academic years of regular term enrollment, or within five years of regular term enrollment in a degree program officially designated by the Board of Governors as a five-year program. As of Fall 2009, UNC Pembroke has no five-year programs approved by the Board of Governors.
COUNTED CREDIT HOURS
The undergraduate credit hours to be counted for this requirement include:
- all regular session degree-creditable courses taken at UNC Pembroke including repeated courses, failed courses, and those dropped after the end of the second week of class; and
- all transfer credit hours accepted by UNC Pembroke.
However, the following credit hours shall be excluded from the calculation:
- those earned through the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or similar programs;
- those earned through institutional advanced placement, course validation, or any similar procedure for awarding course credit, and
- those earned through the summer session or degree-credit extension division at UNC Pembroke or at another UNC system institution.
STUDENTS SUBJECT TO THE SURCHARGE
The surcharge should be imposed on all counted credit hours in excess of the threshold defined below for each of the following three categories of undergraduates:
- 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 counted credit hours in excess of 140.
- For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a board-approved program that requires more than 128 counted credit hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all credit 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.
- For students earning a baccalaureate degree other than their first, the surcharge shall be applied to all counted credit hours that exceed 110 percent of the minimum additional credit hours needed to earn the additional baccalaureate degree.
A student who wishes to request a tuition surcharge waiver shall:
- Complete and submit the Request for Waiver of Tuition Surcharge request form provided by the constituent campus, and…
- In a manner consistent with the UNC Policy Manual 1000.1.5 [G] including Appendix A, and to the satisfaction of the constituent institution:
- Demonstrate that his/her pursuit of a degree has been substantially disrupted or interrupted and that the reason for such substantial disruption or interruption fits within one of the four waiver categories enumerated [in the UNC Policy Manual] and defined in Appendix A of the policy manual, and;
- Meet the necessary documentation requirements that accompany each waiver category as articulated in Appendix A, and;
- Successfully complete and submit the form to the institution within thirty (30) business days of receiving written notice of the tuition surcharge.
Written notification of the result of the waiver request shall be provided to the student within thirty (30) business days from the date of receipt by the institution. The determination of the institution shall be the final decision.