1. If I am completing more than one program does the 140 limit still apply?
Students who are completing more than one degree are granted 25 additional hours beyond the 140 to complete an additional program(s) except in those cases where both degrees have the same requirements (examples include: the BSED in Math and the BS in Math.) There is no additional “bump” for student pursuing a third program.
2. If I exceed the 140 hour limit before completing four years of study will I be assessed the tuition surcharge?
Students are not assessed tuition surcharge until they have completed eight semesters of enrollment. Enrollment in summer semesters does not count in the surcharge calculation.
3. What about Study Abroad?
The State of North Carolina did not create any special exemptions for Study Abroad.
If you study abroad during the Fall or Spring terms the credits you earn are included
in the tuition surcharge calculation. If you study abroad during the Summer term
the hours earned are excluded under the summer exclusion provision.
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Questions concerning tuition surcharge are answered by the Registrar’s Office at Western Carolina University.