Tuition and fees

Tuition and Fee Policy

Each student must meet with the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office to make arrangements concerning the payment of semester costs in full. This meeting must occur before the beginning of each semester.

Associate and Bachelor Tuition Costs

The tuition and fees for undergraduate classes in the 2023-2024 academic year vary based on the number of credits taken per year, with different credit loads available to students.

Full-time students (12-18 credit hours): 

  • Tuition is $5,485 each semester (Block Cost)
  • In addition, a flat fee of $475 for student services is required.

Part-time students (less than 12 credit hours):

  • Tuition is charged at a rate of $1545 per course plus the student services fee.

Calculate tuition cost with the Net Price Calculator below:

Master Level Costs

Per course: $1,437.00 per course plus student services fee.

Doctor of Ministry Level Costs

Per Course: $1,442.00 per course plus student services fee.


Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is pleased to provide this net price calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for seminary. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid the student may be awarded and to make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance.

Fees for All Degree Programs – all fees are nonrefundable
  • Student Services Fee (per semester – due at registration): $475.00
  • Late Matriculation Fee: $75.00
  • Course Change Fee (per course add or drop): $125.00
  • Transcript Fee (official copy):  $10.00
  • Re-entry Fee (after absence from CCCTS for one year):  $50.00
  • Return Check Fee: $25.00
  • Monthly Payment Plan Fee (per semester): $75.00
  • Monthly Late Fees: $25.00
Undergraduate Fees – all fees are nonrefundable
  • Application for Admission (one-time cost): $50.00
  • Course Auditing Fee (includes Matriculation Fee — half price to alumni and employees): $200.00
  • Degree Change Fee: $125.00
  • Extra Diploma Fee (per each number of extra diplomas): $100.00
  • Supervised Instruction Fee (per course): $300.00
  • Books (per course estimate from online bookstore): $160.00
Graduate Fees – all fees are nonrefundable

Masters Programs

  • Application for Admission (one-time cost ): $50.00
  • Extra Bound Master’s Thesis: $120.00 (CCCTS binds two copies for the library, but extra copies may be purchased for this amount each) 
  • Books (per course estimate from online bookstore): $160.00
  • Master Audit Fee: $200.00
  • Continuing degree fee $250.00

Doctoral Program

  • Application for Admission (one-time cost ): $75.00
  • Books (per course estimate from online bookstore): $300.00
  • Binding of Dissertation and Extra Copies: $120.00 (CCCTS binds two copies for the library, but extra copies may also be purchased for this same amount each) 
  • Dissertation Reader’s Fee: $400.00
  • Project Advisor Fee (one-time fee): $450.00
  • Continuing Degree Fee: $350.00 (per each semester that the dissertation defense date must be extended)
  • Doctoral Audit fee: $300.00 (non-alumni), $100.00 (alumni of CCCTS and CGSD).

NOTE: Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary provides free Wi-Fi for the entire Campus. All students are required to have a laptop, IPad, or notebook computer for personal use and study, both on and off Campus. Students may ask the Registrar for a stat sheet of computer requirements.

Payment Schedule

International Students: All international students must prepay for the first two (2) semesters before the institution will issue an I-20.

Monthly Payment Plan (MPP): The institution offers a Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) to qualifying students. This is a method to finance your education, interest free, one semester at a time. Students unable to pay their tuition in advance and requiring the institution’s assistance through the MPP must pay in advance a MPP Application Fee of $75.00 plus forty percent (40%) of tuition at the time of applying for the MPP. If you choose the MPP, your payments will be thirty percent (30%) of the tuition for the semester per month. All payments are due by the 10th of each month. For example: a full-time undergraduate student owin$4,680 would pay the $75.00 MPP Fee plus:

  • Initial Payment: $1,872.00
  • Second Payment: $1,404.00
  • Final Payment: $1,404.00

The MPP fee is due at the time of making the arrangements and signing the agreement, plus the initial payment of 40% is due on the following schedule:

  • Fall Semester August 10
  • Spring Semester January 10
  • Summer Semester May 10

The MPP is not available for special seminars unless billed as part of the regular semester charges, and is only available to students who have honored prior agreements and are paying as agreed. MPP is not available for first year students without a credit check.

MPP is not available for international students until the second year. Students not current on their MPP will be pulled from classes during the eleventh week and not permitted to complete the semester. All accounts with unpaid past due balances will be assessed a $25.00 late fee by the tenth of each month. Student accounts that are not paid in full will be turned over to a third party collection agency, and listed on the student’s credit report.

Settlement of Accounts

Each student must meet with the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office to make arrangements concerning the payment of semester costs in full. This meeting must occur before the beginning of each semester. While the institution does not require accounts to be paid in full before the first day of the semester, the institution must have a clear understanding provided by the student, in writing and signed by the student, as to the method of payment. No student will be seated for class at the beginning of the semester without having met with the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office, made written arrangements concerning method of payment, and paid at least 40% of the semester tuition, after any guaranteed financial aid awards and institutional scholarships, grants, and awards are factored in.

Any student failing to settle an account in full by the eleventh class-week (or July 10th for the summer semester) will be removed from the class by the Business Office. Any students removed under such terms are automatically considered withdrawn from all semester courses due to nonpayment and will not be allowed to finish, pass, or receive credit for the semester, and the student’s transcripts will display an “F” for those courses. Settling an account means that all tuition and fees owed the institution have been paid and are in the possession of the institution.

Payment in full of all tuition, fees, and fines must be made before a student may receive credit for course work, enroll for an ensuing semester, obtain a transcript, or graduate. There is no exception to this requirement. All accounts include, but are not limited to, obligations of tuition, fees, and library charges.

Disclaimer: The Institution uses a hybrid method of instruction for residential courses, so it is critical that all students own a laptop or tablet and learn to use the Institution’s SIS/SAS system, currently Populi. Students should know and understand that some or all of the method of instruction for all or part of the 2020-2021 Academic Year for residential students may change to an online distance-learning format for the safety of students, faculty, and staff. The Board of Directors have set tuition rates and mandatory fees which are the same for all students, regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part, amount, or expanse of the Academic Year. Students should clearly know and understand that in the event of a local, state, or national stay at home order, the Institution will most likely remain open for both residential and distance learning students, even though the method of delivery would change for residential students. In the event the Institution remains open and the method of delivery of course content change, there will be no adjustment or change in tuition or fees and no refunds will be issued, provided that the Institution fulfills the delivery of course content.

Withdrawing from School

The institution must plan and budget for each semester based upon the number of students who register. The withdrawal policy reflects the fact that many of the fixed expenses of operating an education program are already allocated when students register and are not diminished by the student’s withdrawal.

Tuition for Fall and Spring Residential Courses will be refunded on the following basis:

  • Within the first week of class: 80%
  • Within the second week of class: 60%
  • Within the third week of class: 40%
  • Within the fourth week of class: 20%
    No refund after the fourth week.

Refund for Residential Summer Session:

  • Within the first week of class: 60%
  • Within the second week of class: 40%
  • Within the third week of class: 20%
    No refund after the third week.

Refund for Distance Learning Courses:

  • Within the first week: 60%
  • Within the second week: 30%
    No refund after the second week

The time period for the above computation will include the first day of class through the day on which the student hand delivers an officially executed withdrawal form to the Registrar. Refunds for students enrolled in the Veterans program will meet the Veteran Administration requirements and will be based on percent of time in attendance.

Disciplinary Action: A student who withdraws under disciplinary action is not entitled to an honorable dismissal and no refunds are granted for any part of the semester.

Account Balances: Account balances will not be considered final for at least 30 days after a student has withdrawn from school. The school reserves the right to hold any credit for 30 days before making payment.

Withdrawal: Withdrawal is an officially prescribed process and is not automatic. Even if a student decides to stop attending classes for whatever reason, the student must officially withdraw in the Registrar’s Office. Failure to follow the correct withdrawal procedure will result in the grade of “F” being recorded on your academic record. Students who withdraw unofficially are accountable for all tuition and fees

Financial Aid: Early withdrawal may affect federal grants, loans, and school scholarships, and may cause the student to have to pay back these funds immediately. Withdrawal after three weeks of classes must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and finalized with the Registrar. A withdrawal becomes part of the student’s transcript. No withdrawal after the 10th week of classes is permissible. If a student unofficially withdraws, he/she will receive an automatic failing grade for the course.

Credit Balances: Any funds due to students from credit balances received through Title IV Federal Aid, VA Benefits, or any other scholarship or grant will be deposited directly into student bank accounts on file in the business office.

Contact CCCTS

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Physical Address
7520 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28227-9664

Phone: 704-334-6882