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Tuition Cost 2022–2023

Tuition Cost 2022–2023


Tuition and fees for residents and non-residents during the 2022–2023 academic year (Fall 2022–Summer 2023)

Current Tuition for the 2022–2023 Academic Year

Residency and Enrollment Status Charge
North Carolina Residents  
N.C. residents per semester (16 or more credit hours) $1,216
N.C. residents per credit hour per semester (fewer than 16 credit hours)
Non-resident of North Carolina
Nonresident of N.C. (16 or more credit hours) $4,288
Nonresident of N.C. per credit hour per semester (fewer than 16 credit hours)


All rates and fees are subject to change at any time. The North Carolina General Assembly usually sets tuition by July 1 each year.

Other Fees

  • Student Activity Fees – The student activity fee is $35.00 for the fall and spring semesters for students attending classes at the Asheville campus or online. Career and College Promise (CCP) students are not charged this fee.
  • Computer Use and Technology Fee – There is a fee of $48.00 per semester for curriculum students and $5.00 per course for occupational Continuing Education classes excluding fee waivers, self-support, and off-campus courses. This supports buying and repairing computers and other instructional technology.
  • CAPS Fee – A $20.00 Campus Access Parking and Security Fee for curriculum students is charged each semester for Asheville, Woodfin, and Madison campuses. A $5.00 CAPS fee for Continuing Education students is charged per course excluding fee waivers, self-support, and off-campus courses.
  • Matriculation Fee – A $6.00 fee per semester for curriculum students. This supports program completion/graduation costs.
  • Consumable Supply Fees  Certain courses have additional fees for consumable supplies not covered by tuition. These vary by class.
  • Student Insurance  A group accident insurance policy is maintained by the College, and all curriculum students are required to subscribe. The cost to you is $2.00 per semester.
  • Transcript Fee  The fee to have an official transcript sent electronically is $5.00, and the fee is $7.50 to have a paper copy mailed. It costs $10.00 to get an official transcript immediately in-person (on-demand transcripts).
  • Printing Fees – Black-and-white copies are $0.08 per page. Color copies are $0.15 per page. Students are allocated $8 in free printing each semester, and can add funds to their accounts. See abtech.edu/printing.
  • Returned Check Fee – A $25.00 fee is issued for a returned check. Fee is subject to change. For fees related to a Tuition Payment Plan, please visit abtech.edu/payment.
  • Fees are not refundable for classes dropped after the published start-date of the classes the student had been registered for.

Additional Costs

From our homepage, abtech.edu, select "Future Students" at the top of the page and select "Tuition and Fees". The cost of books and supplies varies by department.


If you have additional questions about tuition and fees, contact the Business Office at businessoffice@abtech.edu.


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