Price vs. Cost

So how much does it "cost" to attend Chowan University?

The "price" for Chowan University for one year including tuition, room, board, and fees is approximately $36,070 (based on standard room, double occupancy, and a 19 meals-per-week plan). That makes the "price" approximately $18,035 per semester for tuition, room, board, and fees. The actual "cost" differs per student based on the FAFSA and other awards. Chowan offers a book rental program for $295 per semester for full-time students. 

Chowan University's Financial Aid Department awards over $30 million in aid a year. Through the support of private gifts from alumni, businesses, and friends, as well as endowment earnings, Chowan is able to charge tuition that is less than the actual cost of instruction.

Many students find that because of Chowan's financial assistance programs, we are as affordable as many state universities while providing 1-on-1 academic and support services by caring faculty and staff in a Christian environment that makes student success a priority.

All costs are estimated and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

 

Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021

Tuition & Student Activities Fee (per semester) - $12,940

Fees for the Book Rental Program**:

Full-Time - $295 per semester
Part-Time - $155 per semester
Summer - $75 per course

Residential Fees (per semester)

Double Occupancy - 19 Meal Plan - $4,800
Double Occupancy - 14 Meal Plan - $4,635
Private - 19 Meal Plan - $5,655
Private - 14 Meal Plan - $5,490
Private - 10 Meal Plan (Apartment Rooms Only) - $5,400

Commuter Student Meal Plan (per semester) 

 86 Meals - $600

Part-Time Tuition (per hour) 

1-11 hours - $410

Part-time - Student Activity Fee - $50

Overload (per hour) - $410

Adult Degree Completion Program (rates start summer term) - $410

Summer School (Summer 2020) 

Tuition (per hour) - $410
Room (per term) - $410

Graduate Program - $475 per hour

Audit Fee (per hour) - $50

Independent Study (per course) - $410

Credit By Exam (per hour) - $410

Applied Music (per semester) 

Major (per semester) - $410
Non-Major (per lesson) - $410

Late Registration - $50

Graduation Fee

Undergraduate - $150
Graduate - $175

Car Registration/Parking Fee - $0

Chowan University does not charge out-of-state tuition.
 

**Note: All Chowan students are automatically opted into the program.  They may opt-out via a new program coming to MyCU.  Students who opt-out will be required to purchase books elsewhere.  

*Tuition and fees are estimates until Board of Trustee approval.
 

Tuition and Fees for 2021-22

Tuition & Student Activities Fee (per semester) - $12,940

Fees for the Book Rental Program**:

Full-Time - $295 per semester
Part-Time - $155 per semester
Summer - $75 per course

Residential Fees (per semester)

Traditional Double Occupancy - 19 Meal Plan - $4,800
Traditional Double Occupancy - 14 Meal Plan - $4,635
Traditional Private Occupancy - 19 Meal Plan - $5,655
Traditional Private Occupancy - 14 Meal Plan - $5,490
Whites Crossing Apartment Private - 19 Meal Plan - $5,940
Whites Crossing Apartment Private - 14 Meal Plan - $5,765
Whites Crossing Apartment Private - 10 Meal Plan (Apartment Rooms Only) - $5,660
Whites Crossing Double Occupancy - 19 Meal Plan - $4,800
Whites Crossing Double Occupancy- 14 Meal Plan - $4,635
Whites Crossing Private - 19 Meal Plan - $5,655
Whites Crossing Private- 14 Meal Plan - $5,490

Commuter Student Meal Plan (per semester) 

 86 Meals - $600

Part-Time Tuition (per hour) 

1-11 hours - $410

Part-time - Student Activity Fee - $50

Overload (per hour) - $410

Adult Degree Completion Program (rates start summer term) - $410

Summer School (Summer 2021) 

Tuition (per hour) - $410
Room (per term) - $410

Graduate Program - $475 per hour

Education Residency Program - $225 per hour 

Audit Fee (per hour) - $50

Independent Study (per course) - $410

Credit By Exam (per hour) - $410

Applied Music (per semester) 

Major (per semester) - $410
Non-Major (per lesson) - $410

Late Registration - $100

Graduation Fee

Undergraduate - $150
Graduate - $175

Car Registration/Parking Fee - $0

Chowan University does not charge out-of-state tuition.

**Note: All Chowan students are automatically opted into the program.  They may opt-out via a new program coming to MyCU.  Students who opt-out will be required to purchase books elsewhere.  

*Tuition and fees are estimates until Board of Trustee approval.