E-mail communications are sent to students throughout the registration period. It is students responsibility to verify charges on their myWNC Student Center account and meet semester deadlines. Students who do not pay 100% of charges due by published deadlines may be removed from 100% of their classes.
Spring 2023 Fees
Spring 2023 Fees
|Registration Fees||$112.75 per unit||$185.00 per unit|
|Technology Fees||$8.50 per unit||$8.50 per unit|
|Academic Success Fee||$25 Flat Fee|
Additional Fees May be assessed as follows:
|Non-Resident, part-time||$124 per unit||$203.50 per unit|
|Non-Resident, full-time||$3950.50 flat fee for lower or upper division|
|Non-Resident, WUE||$56.38 per unit||$92.50 per unit|
|Non-Resident, Distance Ed Only||$56.38 per unit||$92.50 per unit|
|High School Enrollment||$85 per unit||$85 per unit|
|High School Enrollment (free/reduced lunch)||$58 per unit|
PLEASE NOTE: Fees, tuition and other charges are subject to change without notice. Notwithstanding currently posted tuition and fees, all fees, tuition or other charges which students are required to pay each semester are subject to increase by action of the Board of Regents at any time before the commencement of classes (primarily due to budgetary shortfalls). The amount a student is charged at the time of registration is not a final bill and may be increased.
Students are responsible for all costs associated with registration, regardless of any communication that may or may not have been received, and regardless of attendance or class participation, unless classes are dropped within the 100 percent refund period.
Explanation of Fees:
Registration and Technology fees
Registration and technology fees are applied to all credit classes. The fees to audit are the same as the fee to register for credit. The technology fee is used to fund technology needs in computing, information delivery systems and enables WNC to stay abreast of the latest technological developments.
Academic Success Initiative Fee
Promotes initiatives to enhance student academic success. This flat fee is charged to all students who enroll in one unit or more.
Students who are classified as non-resident for tuition purposes will pay an additional per unit fee if enrolled for 6 units or less, or an additional flat fee if enrolled in over 6 units during the fall and spring semesters. Non-resident fees are not assessed during summer semesters.
Non-Resident Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, students who are bona fide residents of WUE approved states may enroll at a non-resident reduced tuition level of 150 percent of the colleges regular resident tuition. Students must apply for WUE status prior to the start of their first semester (matriculation) at WNC and be approved for the reduced non-resident rate. Students attending Lake Tahoe Community College may apply for this status at any time for the spring 2022 semester.
Non-Resident: Distance Education Only
Students classified as out of state residents and enroll exclusively in distance education classes (internet) and reside outside of Nevada during the same semester are charged an additional per unit distance education fee.
Fast-Track/High School Enrollment
For spring 2022, Fast Track classes are open only to Nevada high school students enrolled in selected distance education classes during the fall and spring semesters (internet and interactive video). Beginning with fall 2022, a discounted rate will apply to Nevada high school students enrolled in selected distance education or in person classes. See a high school or WNC counselor for details.
All new students who apply for admission are charged a one-time $15 fee when they register for classes. This fee is not deferrable or refundable even if classes are full, dropped, or cancelled.
Late Payment Fee
Students who register for a full-term class after the second week of the semester must submit late Registration form with instructor permission through the fourth week of the semester. If enrollment is approved a late payment fee of $25 will be assessed. Late enrollment in short-term classes is also subject to a late payment fee.
Late Payment Plan Fee
WNC offers payment plan options for any student who have a minimum balance over $50 during the fall and spring semesters. The first payment must be made in full by the deadline. Subsequent late payments are assessed a fee of $10 or 10% of the balance, whichever is greater. Students are responsible for the unpaid plan balance.
A lab fee is charged for most laboratory classes and many other classes that require art supplies or other items.
Computer Use Fee
A $10 per unit fee is charged for classes meeting in a computer lab to cover additional technology costs.
Web Lab and Web-Enhanced Fee
A $5 web fee is charged for all Web-enhanced classes and a $5 per unit online class fee is charged for all web-based and lecture capture classes to cover additional technology costs.
Interactive Video Lab Fee
A lab fee of $20 per unit is charged for receiving sites for interactive video distance education classes to cover technology costs. A flat fee of $15 is charged for receiving sites for fast track classes.
Nursing Differential Fee
Students in the nursing program will be charged a differential fee of $90 per unit for all nursing courses (excluding NURS 130).
Application for Graduation Fee
A $25 fee is charged to apply for graduation. This fee is non-refundable even if a student does not fulfill graduation requirements.
Below is the tuition and registration fees for the next three academic years.
|Lower Division (per credit)||$112.75||$115.50||$117.75|
|Fall & Spring (30 credits)||$3,382.50||$3,465.00||$3523.25|
|Upper Division (per credit)||$185.00||$189.75||$193.25|
|Fall & Spring (30 credits)||$5550.00||$5,692.50||$5,797.50|
|Rates are assessed in addition to registration fees|
|Part-time Upper Division (per credit)||$203.50||$208.50||$212.75|
|Part-time Lower Division (per credit)||$124.00||$127.25||$129.50|
|Rates are assessed in addition to registration fees|
|Upper Division (per credit)||$92.50||$94.75||$96.75|
|Lower Division (per credit)||$56.50||$57.75||$58.75|
Fee Payment Deadlines
Fees must be paid by deadlines listed under Dates and Deadlines.
Paying by Internet
Pay fees with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or electronic check through the Internet via myWNC. Students should be sure to verify their account balance after submitting their request.
Paying by Phone
Students can call the Controllers office at 775-445-4221 to pay using a credit or debit card.
Paying by Mail
Make checks payable to Board of Regents. Indicate the student ID number and mail to WNC, Attn: Controllers Office, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703-7399.
Agency Fee Payment
Students must submit the authorization for third party payment to the Business Office within the week that they register. The fax number is 775-445-3027.
Late Payment Fee
A $25.00 late payment fee will be assessed to students who register or add classes during the late registration period. It is the students responsibility to be aware of important semester dates and deadlines, including registration, refund and fee payment deadlines.
WNC offers a three-payment or two-payment plan for any student who is enrolled in the fall and/or spring semester. Students should make payment plan arrangements before making any payments on their account each semester.
3-Pay Plan: This plan is available no later than the first payment deadline for the semester and divides the balance owed into three equal installments.
2-Pay Plan: This plan is available no later than the second payment deadline for the semester and divides the balance owed into two equal installments.
Enrollment may be cancelled if 100% of the first payment is not made by the published deadlines. Students who do not make the second and/or third payment on a payment plan by the published deadlines will be assessed a fee of $10 or 10% of the balance, whichever is greater, and will be responsible for the unpaid plan balance.
All delinquent accounts will be placed on financial hold. Students on financial hold may not receive a transcript, register for classes at any NSHE Institution or be awarded a certificate/diploma until the account has been cleared and financial hold removed. Delinquent accounts may be sent to collection after 90 days. The student will be assessed collection/legal fees.
WNC will not accept postdated or altered checks. A $25 insufficient funds fee will be assessed for any check returned as unpaid from the bank. Returned checks must be made good within ten days of the banks notification (cash, cashiers check or money order only) or the college will begin collection procedures.
Direct Deposit of Student Refund Checks
The Controllers Office offers direct deposit as a more convenient means of providing refund/overage checks to students. Instead of mailing a check, funds are deposited directly into a students checking account. Sign up online at myWNC.edu in the finance section of the myWNC Student Center.
Excess Credit Fee
Per regulations set forth by the Nevada System of Higher Education, a 50 percent Excess Credit Fee on the per-credit registration fee shall be charged to a student who has accrued attempted credits equal to 150 percent of the credits required for the students program of study. Attempted credits include all graded courses on a students transcript, including but not limited to the grades of F, W (withdrawal), AU (audit) and repeated courses. The fee will be charged after 45 credits have been accumulated towards a certificate of achievement, 90 credits have been accumulated towards an associate degree and after 180 credits for students who have been accepted into the BTCH program for a bachelors degree. Exceptions may apply on a case-by-case basis. The fee will be charged in all terms after passing the threshold number of credits until a degree is awarded to a student.
Students who obtain an associate degree and plan to strive towards a second associate degree will have 60 credits deducted from the total that applies to the Excess Credit Fee.
Students may appeal the Excess Credit Fee based on the following criteria:
- Credits attempted at an institution outside of NSHE if those credits do not meet the degree requirements for the program of study;
- Credits attempted for remedial credits (e.g. MATH 95);
- Credits earned while enrolled as a high school student if those credits do not meet the degree requirements for the students program of study;
- Credits earned through examinations, such as AP or CLEP;
- Credits that were earned toward one degree, if the student is working on a second degree
- Other credits that WNC may determine as inappropriate for the 150% credit calculation.
- Students may appeal the Excess Credit Fee by submitting an Excess Credit Appeal form. The form may be submitted after the student has registered for classes for the semester of appeal.
Students who wish to appeal are strongly advised to submit an appeal form no later than August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semester. The deadline to submit an appeal is the date of the final deadline for withdrawal from full-term courses with a grade of W.
The colleges refund policy applies to students in all programs and to all registration fees for withdrawal or net credit reduction, except for non-credit continuing education courses. The application fee is not refundable and cannot be transferred to another person or to another fee. Refund of fees for withdrawal from WNC classes that meet during standard semester dates (full-term) is 100 percent if withdrawal is completed in myWNC within the first five working days of the semester.
Beginning spring 2021, refund of fees for withdrawal from WNC classes that meet during standard semester dates (full-term) is 100 percent if withdrawal is complete within the first week of instruction, and 50 percent if withdrawal is completed by the end of the third week of the semester. The standard semester is 16 weeks for the fall and spring semesters and eight weeks for the summer semester. The standard semester dates are published in the dates and deadlines section of the WNC website.
Classes scheduled outside of the standard term, starting earlier and/or after the start of the semester, DO NOT follow standard term refund rules. For non-standard semester classes that are two weeks or longer, refund of fees is 100 percent if withdrawal is complete no later than the first date of class and 50 percent if withdrawal is complete after the first day and within the first 20 percent of the class. For non-standard semester classes that are 5 days or longer, refund of fees is 100 percent if withdrawal is complete no later than the first day of class. For non-standard semester classes that meet less than five days, refund of fees is 100 percent if withdrawal is prior to the first day of class.
Classes dropped by the student after the 100% refund period will remain on a student transcript with a grade of W. A W grade does not affect grade point average but may affect financial aid and scholarship eligibility.
Refund checks for dropped classes are prepared and mailed or sent by e-check weekly starting the third week of the semester. Students who pay by credit card in myWNC will have a refund applied to their credit card. Refunds are made to the student or to the contributing party (third party) in proportion to the payment of original fees made by each. Refunds after published deadlines will not be considered for reasons which are beyond the control of the college. Not attending college, job transfers, changes in work schedule, relocation, etc., will not be considered grounds for refund appeals.
Refund appeals with verifiable evidence may be granted during the first half of the semester for the following reasons: induction or activation into the armed forces; death of the students spouse, child, parent or legal guardian; death of the student; verifiable error on the part of the college; and verifiable incapacity, illness or injury which prevents the student from returning to school for the remainder of the semester. An appeal is made by submission of the Refund Exception Form.
A change in instructional mode before the start of the class or at any time during the duration of the class does not constitute grounds for a refund.
In general, no refund is made after the first half of the semester.
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