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Tuition & Fees Information

Schedule of Tuition

Tuition Rates


All tuition and fees are subject to change. Current list reflects rates for 2019-2020 Academic Year. *These rates are subject to change per the Community & Technical College Council.

*Residents of Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull counties in Ohio may attend at the West Virginia "In-State" tuition rates. *These rates are subject to change per the Community & Technical College Council. **Students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Greene Counties in Pennsylvania as well as students from Washington County in Ohio are eligible for the Metro Rate.

*Above amounts do not include any additional course fees that may be implemented.
***Refers to courses taken by high school students for college credit

Fees Per Semester

West Virginia Northern Community College Program Fees and Charges Rate Per Semester 2019-2020
Accounting Business Career Studies, CAS $40
Accounting/Business Administration FUS (Semester) $20
Accounting/Business, AS WVUIT (Semester) $20
Advanced Manufacturing, AAS* $276
Appliance Repair (Semester) $464
Assoicates in Science Online (Semester) $60
Associate in Arts, English (Semester) $28
Associate in Arts, English/Humanities (Semester)* $28
Associate in Arts, English/Humanities Online (Semester)* $28
Associate in Arts, General (Semester) $28
Associate in Arts, History (Semester) $28
Associate in Arts, History/Social Science (Semester)* $28
Associate in Arts, History/Social Science Online (Semester)* $28
Assoicate in Arts Online (Semester) $28
Associate in Arts, Psychology (Semester)* $28
Associate in Arts, Social Science (Semester) $28
Associate in Science (Semester) $60
BOG Posting Fee (Per Credit Hour) $10
Business Accounting (Semester) $35
Business Exe Adm Asst (Semester) $24
Business Administration, AS, WLU (Semester) $20
Business Administration, Business Studies Online, AAS $28
Business Administration, Business Studies, AAS $28
Business Administration, Transfer, AS (Semester) $20
Business Administration/Management WVSU (Semester)* $20
Business Administration/Management Online WVSU (Semester)* $20
Business Career Studies, Business Office, CAS $55
Business Career Studies, Legal Office, CAS $40
Business Studies, Business Administration 2+2 with FSU $20
Chemical Operator, AAS $240
CART AAS (Semester) $528
CART CAS (Semester) $614
Chemical Operator, AAS* (Accelerated) $318
CIT A+ Computer Repair (Semester) $162
CIT Bus Adm WLU (Semester) $100
CIT Cisco Networking (Semester) $408
CIT Cyber Security, AAS* $152
CIT Cyber Security, 2+2 University of Charleston* $152
CIT MSA (Semester) $176
CIT MSA Online (Semester) $176
CIT MSA Support Desk (Semester) $88
CIT Networking Microsoft (Semester) $92
CIT Software Engineer, AAS $92
CIT Systems Development (Semester) $20
CIT WJU (Semester) $100
Community Education 2+2 WLU* $20
CRJ AAS (Semester) $20
CRJ, AAS WLU (Semester) $20
ECCE AAS (Semester) $26
ECCE FUS (Semester) $20
Elem Educ Bethany (Semester) $20
Elem Educ WLU (Semester) $20
Fire Fighters, AAS $20
HIT AAS (Semester) $20
Human Services AAS (Semester) $20
Industrial Maintenance Technology CAS (Semester) $528
Instrumentation, AAS* $244
Law Enforcement Training, AAS $20
Mechatronics (Semester) $204
Administrative Medical Assisting CAS (Semester) $110
Clinical Medical Assisting AAS (Semester) $144
Med Bill Coding CAS (Semester) $110
Mental Health & Human Services 2+2 FUS, AA $20
Nursing (Semester) $480
Paralegal AAS (Semester) $96
Paralegal CAS (Semester) $232
Patient Care CAS (Semester) $424
Personal Interest Student Fee (Semester) $20
Petroleum Tech AAS (Semester) $288
Petroleum Tech CAS (Semester) $238
Plumbers and Steamfitters, AAS $20
Pre Psyc SW WLU (Semester) $20
Pre-Teacher Education Social Science Studies 2+2 WLU* $20
Psychology WJU (Semester) $20
Rad Tech Completion (OVMC/other partners) (Semester) $20
Radiography (Semester) $168
RAH AAS (Semester) $280
Small Business Management, Business Career Studies, CAS $26
Small Business Management, Business Career Studies, Online, CAS $26
Social Work Bethany (Semester) $20
Social Work FUS (Semester) $28
Social Work WVU (Semester) $32
Surg Tech AAS (Semester) $112
Transient Students $35
Teacher Ed English WLU (Semester) $24
Teacher Educ Social Studies WLU (Semester) $24
Welding Technology, AAS $576
Welding: Oil and Gas Pipe, CAS $440
Mining Maintenance, AAS $230
Welding Skill Set 1 $830
Welding Skill Set 2 $975

†All program fees in the summer are replaced with a $25 Summer Admin Fee

Fees Assessed to All Students
Capital Fee (per semester) $50
Administrative Fee (per semester) $50
Facility Fee (per semester) $80
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $37.50
Information Technology Fee (per credit hour) $15


 Other Fees
Transcript Request Fee $5 per transcript
Transcript Online Processing Fee (Nat'l Student Clearinghouse) $2.25 per transcript
Additional Transcript Fees
Vary by
Replacement Parking Decal $10
Replacement Student ID Access Card $10
Parking Tickets Varies per violation
NSF Returned Check Fee $25
Installment Plan Fee (for Payment Plan Students Only) $20
Early Entrance Administrative Fee $25
Summer Administration Fee $25

Payment Plan

West Virginia Northern Community College offers an interest-free, monthly payment installment agreement to allow students paying tuition and fees out of pocket a more affordable option. For a $20 fee per semester, students can spread payments over four months. Students who make the 25% payment online automatically opt-in for the 4-Installment Payment Plan and will be assessed the $20 fee on their student accounts. For additional information, contact the College's Business Office at 304-214-8811 or

Payment Refunds

Only in cases where the College cancels class or a student withdraws prior to the first day of the semester, or prior to the first day of class for classes beginning later in the semester, will full tuition be refunded. Refunds are automatically computed only for students who totally and officially withdraw from all courses during the refund period.

Students who officially withdraw from a portion of their courses anytime during the first week of the refund period must request, in writing, a refund from the CFO/Vice President of Administrative Services via a "Request for Partial Reduction in Tuition" form. This form is available at the Weirton and New Martinsville Campus Service Centers and the Wheeling Campus Business Office.

For students who totally withdraw from classes (excluding administrative withdrawals), a percentage of tuition only, based on total tuition charges, will be refunded following the schedule below. Fees are not refundable. If a student has been making payments according to a payment plan, the refund percentage is based on the full amount of tuition originally owed at the beginning of the semester.

Classes cancelled by the College 100% refund
Prior to the first day of the semester 100% refund
Week One & Two 90% refund
Week Three & Four 70% refund
Week Five & Six 50% refund
After Week Six No refund

A refund schedule for summer sessions and nontraditional periods shall be determined by the College's Business Office based upon the refund rate for the academic year and will be calculated using the following schedule:

  • Prior to the first day of the term: 100% refund
  • During the first 10% of the term: 90% refund
  • From 14% to 25% of the term: 75% refund
  • From 26% to 38% of the term: 50% refund
  • After 38% of the term is completed: No refund

In doing the calculation, should the percentage calculation identify a partial day, the entire day will be included in the higher refund period.

Fees are refunded only if classes are dropped during the 100 percent refund period.

Students participating in federal financial aid programs will have their aid adjusted according to the federal Return of Funds policy. See "Federal Return of Funds Policy" in the current college catalog.

BankMobile Disbursements Contractual Agreement

Additional Terms and Information

Students registering for classes at West Virginia Northern Community College will be subject to tuition and fee schedule on the "Schedule of Tuition" page.

The College policy requires either tuition be paid prior to the beginning of each semester and term, or a payment plan be in place between the College and student.

Any unpaid balances will be pursued for payment to the fullest extent in accordance with state and federal law and according to College procedures. WVNCC will submit any information to a collection agency if financial obligations to the College are not met. The student will be responsible for any collection costs or legal fees associated with the delinquent students WVNCC account for any third-party collection or legal efforts.

Students registering on or after the last day for early registration, including those students adding classes, must make payment arrangements at the time of registration. The class schedule will list the deadline and specific amounts. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or through a College-approved payment plan.

Students who have a bona fide third party agency paying their tuition or who participate in the Academic Management Services Monthly Payment Plan will not be required to pay tuition at the time of registration provided there is written authorization in the College's Business Office that payment will be made to West Virginia Northern.

Students registering in the 6th through the 10th day of classes must obtain permission from course instructors in writing-- either using a late registration card from the Service Center, or through correspondence via WVNCC email accounts.

The College may withhold designated services, including evaluation of courses to be transferred from other colleges and/or universities, registration for additional courses, grade reports, evaluation of credit toward degree programs, official transcripts of credits earned at West Virginia Northern and awarding of the diploma indicating degree or certificate attainment, for students who have outstanding tuition or fee obligations to the Business Office, financial obligations to other departments of the College or who have defaulted on any educational loans.