2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.
  • 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 in fall and spring terms 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 Account Statements

Account information is available on WebAdvisor under Financial Profile.

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.


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, court costs, and attorney’s fees 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 remit it to the College as payment toward their outstanding debt.
  • The student’s account may be reported to one or more nationally-recognized credit-reporting bureaus.
  • Arrangements for repayment must be made with the outside collection agency, not the College.