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Tuition Cost 2020–2021

Tuition Cost 2020–2021


Tuition and fees for residents and non-residents during the 2020–2021 academic year (fall 2020–summer 2021)

Current Tuition for the 2020–2021 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. Students taking only 100% online classes 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. 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.
  • 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 only exception is for students taking only off-campus courses. 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 $30.00 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.

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.


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