2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Billing and Collection


The North Carolina General Assembly sets tuition rates, which are subject to change without notice, for in-state and out-of-state students. Fees are established by the North Carolina General Assembly, the State Board of Community Colleges, and/or the GTCC Board of Trustees. Fees are also subject to change.

Types of Fees

  • Campus access/security/parking fee: This fee provides for safety and security of all college properties and provides subsidies to encourage the use of public transportation. It is assessed each term to students registered for a minimum of one credit and to continuing education students.

  • Lab/shop/clinic fee: This fee provides for needs required in specific courses or programs.

  • Physical education fee: This fee is assessed to students enrolled in classes held at a designated facility.

  • Student activity fee: This fee covers activities and student publications. It is assessed each term to students registered for a minimum of one credit.

  • Technology fee: This fee provides for technological needs of students. It is assessed to students registered for a minimum of one credit and to continuing education students.

  • Student accident insurance fee: This insurance covers students in the event of an accident while on campus for classes and while taking part in official college sponsored activities.

  • Malpractice insurance fee: This insurance is required by certain programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Science, Emergency Medical Technician, Human Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Healthcare Management Co-op, Medical Office Administration Co-op, Office Administration Co-op, and Pharmacy Technology.

  • Student success fee: This fee covers graduation costs and other student success initiatives. It is accessed each term to students registered for a minimum of one credit.

Student Account Statements

Account information is available on Self-Service under Student Finance.

Tuition Payment Plans

Tuition payment plans are offered to students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours, have no outstanding balances with the college, and have never been late on a previous payment plan. A down payment of 50% of the account balance is due on or before posted payment deadlines. The remaining 50% is due approximately 30 days after the start of the semester. Payment plans are completed in person at the Jamestown Cashier’s Office.

Past Due Account

Business Office holds are placed on student accounts with past due balances. Students are not allowed to register if they owe money to the college. GTCC can withhold transcripts, degrees, diplomas, and certificates until students have paid their college bills. A past due account balance does not constitute a violation of the College’s Student Code of Conduct.


Delinquent accounts 90 days past due may be turned over to an outside collection agency for collection of the debt. The consequences for a student’s account being turned over to collections are as follows:

  • Student will be responsible for repayment of the outstanding debt plus collection costs related to the collection of all delinquent debts owed to the College.
  • The North Carolina Department of Revenue may withhold the student’s tax refund and North Carolina lottery winnings and remit it to the College as payment toward their outstanding debt.
  • Arrangements for repayment must be made with the outside collection agency, not the College.

VA Tuition

In accordance with Title 38 USC 3679(e), a student will be allowed to attend or participate in a program of education if the Chapter 33/Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment-VR&E) beneficiary provides GTCC with a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Purchase Order from VR&E by the date tuition is due, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. 

GTCC will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment or withdraw the student for non-payment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

All other GI Bill® chapters & veteran’s programs (Ch 30, 35, 1606) are responsible for paying their tuition and fees by the payment due date.