Tuition and Fees

Price vs. cost

So how much does it “cost” to attend Chowan University?

The “price” for Chowan University for one year is determined by selecting your tuition fees, room and board choice, and appropriate fees. The actual “cost” differs per student based on the FAFSA and other awards. Chowan offers a book rental program for $400 per semester for full-time students and $200 for part-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 2022-23

Tuition & SAF (per semester) $12,940

Fees for the Book Rental Program**:
Full-Time – $410 per semester
Part-Time – $200 per semester
**Note: All Chowan students are automatically opted into the program.  They may opt-out via MyCU. Fall Opt-Out deadline is August 1st and Spring Opt-Out deadline is January 1st

Residential Fees (per semester)
White’s Crossing Apartment – Private – 19 Meal Plan $5,965
White’s Crossing Apartment – Private – 14 Meal Plan $5,790
White’s Crossing Apartment – Private – 10 Meal Plan  (Apts only) $5,685
White’s Crossing – Double Occupancy – 19 Meal Plan $4,825
White’s Crossing – Double Occupancy – 14 Meal Plan $4,660
White’s Crossing – Private – 19 Meal Plan $5,680
White’s Crossing – Private 14 Meal Plan $5,515
Traditional – Double Occupancy – 19 Meal Plan $4,825
Traditional – Double Occupancy – 14 Meal Plan $4,660
Traditional – Private – 19 Meal Plan $5,680
Traditional – Private – 14 Meal Plan $5,515
Commuter Plan (86 Meals) $600

Part-Time Tuition (per hour)
1-11hrs. $425
Part-Time – Student Activity Fee $60
Overload (per hour) $425

Adult Degree Completion Program $425
(Rates start summer term) 

Education Residency Program (per hour) $240
(Rates start summer term) 

Summer School (Summer 2021)
Tuition  (per hour) $425
Room   (per term) $400

Graduate Program
Teacher Education Graduate Programs $475
Master’s of Organizational Leadership $475
Audit Fee (per hour) $50
Independent Study (per course) $425
Credit by Exam (per hour) $425
Applied Music   (per semester)Major (per semester) $425
Non-Major  (per lesson) $425
Late Registration $100

Tuition and fees for 2021-22

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

Fees for the Book Rental Program**:
Full-Time – $400 per semester
Part-Time – $200 per semester
**Note: All Chowan students are automatically opted into the program.  They may opt-out via MyCU. Fall Opt-Out deadline is August 1st and Spring Opt-Out deadline is January 1st

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.

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