We understand that cost is a big factor in deciding where to go to college. The tuition and fees listed below are for curriculum students (seeking degree, diploma, or certificate) who are interested in attending Craven in the upcoming term.

The costs associated with short-term training and workforce development classes follow a different fee schedule. Those costs can be found in our list of workforce development classes.

In-State/Out-of-State Tuition

In-State (per semester/credit hour)$76
Maximum In-State Tuition$1,216
Out-of-State (per semester/credit hour)$268
Maximum Out-of-State Tuition$4,288

Note: The N.C. General Assembly determines tuition at all N.C. Community Colleges. Tuition rates are subject to change by action of the N.C. General Assembly.

Being a student doesn’t have to mean being in debt. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities and other financial assistance that get you closer to achieving your academic dreams.


To see tuition and credit hour fees for academic years beginning July 1, 2021, please view the Craven Community College Tuition and Fees Chart Effective July 1, 2021.

Refund Policy


Students can rent or purchase textbooks from the Craven Community College bookstore, located in the Business and Information Technology building on the New Bern campus. Visit the bookstore website for costs.

E-text fee

We have established an e-text digital course fee to reduce book/supply costs for certain courses. Please note that paying this fee eliminates the need for you to purchase the textbook and access code that was necessary in the past. Although this saves you money, you have the option to opt out of purchasing e-text digital course material. You must inform your instructor of your intent to opt out and complete the opt-out process. Instructors will provide a link to the portal, as well as a deadline to complete the process.

Paying for Short-Term and Workforce Classes

If you’re in one of our short-term workforce development training classes, you are not eligible for traditional financial aid such as the FAFSA. However, we have several scholarship options that may partially or completely cover the cost of your class.

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