Paying for College

You Can Afford College. Carteret Community College is here to help you reach your college and career goals. Paying for classes should never get in the way. We offer the best tuition rates around and can connect you with dozens of ways to save. At Carteret CC, we’re committed to making higher education affordable for everyone.

Compare Costs

Carteret CC keeps college costs affordable. Earn up to 60 credits from Carteret CC’s nationally recognized degree, career, and transfer programs while paying the lowest tuition rates in Eastern North Carolina.

In-State tuition is only $76 per credit hour. With fees for a full-time student, it comes to $167 per credit hour. Compare costs among area colleges and universities.

Tuition & Fees

Your tuition and general fees are determined by residency status.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available to give you more time to pay for your classes.

Get Cash for College

We know that paying for college can be a challenge. At Carteret CC, we offer financial support to help you stay on track. You can apply for financial aid, scholarships, and emergency support funds to pay for everything from tuition and books to your living expenses, childcare, and more. Explore the options below.

Financial Aid

Federal aid money is available for eligible students. Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Scholarships & Grants

Carteret CC of tons of scholarship opportunities for current and new students.


The College Work-Study Program provides eligible Carteret CC students with the opportunity to work part-time in a community service position or a field related to their area of study.

Child Care Assistance

Finding affordable child care while in school can be tough. Carteret Community College is here to help.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Henry McGee Building, First Floor
(252) 222-6293

Financial Aid Appeal

Academic Financial Aid Appeals

Students whose financial aid is suspended due to exceeding the maximum time frame or not meeting the grade point average and/or completion rate requirement may appeal if they have extenuating circumstances that contributed to the poor academic performance. You are required to submit documentation to support your explanation.

Students who wish to submit an appeal form MUST first complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) workshop. The workshop will review the basics of SAP and how to complete an appeal form. The appeal form will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Registration is required to attend by emailing financialaid@carteret.edu or by calling (252) 222-6293. All workshops are held in the Financial Aid Office in room 102 of the McGee Building on campus.

SAP Workshops

Spring 2024 Semester – Workshops to appeal financial aid termination BEFORE the start of Spring semester

Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 am

Thursday, October 5 at 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 19 at 10:00am

Thursday, November 2 at 2:00pm

Thursday, November 16 at 10:00am


Summer 2024 Semester – Workshops to appeal financial aid termination BEFORE the start of Summer semester

Thursday, January 18 at 10:00 am

Tuesday, January 30 at 2:00 pm

Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 am

Thursday, February 15 at 2:00 pm

Thursday, March 7 at 10:00am

Thursday, March 21 at 2:00pm

Thursday, April 18 at 10:00am

Financial Aid Office - Code of Conduct

Carteret Community College’s financial aid professionals are expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity.

In doing so, a financial aid professional should:


  • Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.


  • Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.


  • Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.


  • Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.


  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.


  • Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

Adopted by National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Board of Directors, May 2007

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