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WSSU Tuition and Fees

The UNC Board of Governors determines the tuition and fees for each University of North Carolina System school, including Winston-Salem State University.

Some or all instructional formats for all or part of the 2020-21 academic year may change due to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As has always been the case, tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event that instructional format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year. The Use of Tuition Breakdown 2020-2021 shows how the institution is using the tuition for the designated timeframe.  

Please visit the Paying for College page to find out about an estimated student bill, applying for financial aid, and other helpful resources.

Please review the WSSU Tuition Payment Plan policy

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Tuition and Fees

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Tuition and Fees

Summer 2021 Tuition and Fees

Fixed Tuition Information

The UNC System has established a Fixed Tuition Program to help in-state undergraduates at public universities complete their degree quickly and affordably.

Students who qualify for fixed tuition will pay the same amount of tuition until they graduate as long as they remain continually enrolled each semester and complete their education within four years. (This time period is prorated for transfer and continuing students.


The fixed tuition policy applies to North Carolina residents who are: 

  • First-time freshmen 
  • Continuing students 
  • Transfer students 
People who are not eligible for fixed tuition include: 

  • Non-resident undergraduate students 
  • Graduate students 
  • Professional students 
  • Dual enrollment students 
  • Second degree students are not eligible for fixed tuition under the policy. 

Remember: 15 in 8 and You Graduate (15 hours in 8 semesters). 

UNC Board of Governors Statement about Tuition and Fees 

The UNC Board of Governors is authorized to set tuition and fee rates not inconsistent with actions of the NC General Assembly, and presently, the NC General Assembly is still in session. In the event that the NC General Assembly approves rates for tuition that are different from those approved by the Board, students will receive a revised statement of charges due. 

Winston-Salem State University is a publicly supported institution. Tuition payments and other required student fees meet only a part of the total cost of the education of students enrolled. On the average, for each full-time student enrolled in an institution of the University of North Carolina, the State of North Carolina appropriated $12,868 per year in public funds to support the educational programs offered. Specific information, including maximum allowable increases in tuition and fees per academic year by UNC campuses is available at the University of North Carolina website. Students and parents can also find detailed information concerning the total cost of college at College Foundation of North Carolina website. 

Late Registration  

Enrolled students who do not register during the designated registration periods for fall and Spring will be charged a $100 non-refundable Late Registration Fee.  

  • The $100 fee will be charged to students who register during the Change of Registration period. 
  • Students who register and have classes purged due to non-payment will also be charged a non-refundable late fee of $100.