Current Tuition and Fees

Forsyth Tech receives funds from local, state and federal sources. North Carolina law (General Statute 115D) establishes the community college system’s tuition and fees, and the charges are subject to change without notice. Tuition charges are for credit hours enrolled, and the tuition rate per credit hour applies to all regularly enrolled students.


In-State Tuition $76.00 Per Credit Hour
Out-of-State Tuition $268.00 Per Credit Hour

Forsyth Tech is pleased to offer Payment Plan, a service that allows you
to pay your tuition online.  Payment Plan also offers convenient monthly payment plans during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Payment Methods

All tuition and fees are due and payable at the Cashier’s Office. The following methods of payment are available:

Note: ($25 service fee will be charged on all returned checks)

Method 1: In person

Location Payment Type
Cashier’s Office, 2nd Floor
Allman Center, Main Campus
Credit Card, Debit Card, Check, Cash
Grady P. Swisher Center Credit Card, Debit Card, Check
Mazie S. Woodruff Center Credit Card, Debit Card, Check
Stokes County Center Check
Northwest Forsyth Center Check, Cash
Transportation Center Check, Cash

Method 2: Drop Box

The drop box is located outside of the Cashier’s Office (2nd Floor), Allman Center, Main Campus.

Method 3: Online

The Nelnet (Payment Plan) Online Payment method is available.

Note:  Methods 2 and 3 may be subject to limited operation during registration.

Students may pay by cash (limited locations), certified checks, cashier’s checks or VISA and MasterCard (credit/debit cards). Personal checks will be accepted only with a numbered ID that has a picture of the student (usually a valid driver’s license). Third-Party, out-of-state, business, starter, counter or credit/debit checks will not be accepted.

Student Fees

Student Activity Fee
All program students are charged $35.00 for each fall and spring semester for a student activity fee. No fee is charged for the summer term. Though called an “activity fee,” these funds are used to support student clubs and social activities, student publications, athletic teams and student government expenses, among others. This fee is not refundable.

Lab Fees
Some selected courses charge a lab fee for supplies, software and materials. These fees range from $10 to $191.

Technology Fee
All program students are required to pay a technology fee each semester/term. The fee is $30 for students enrolled in 1-11 credit hours and $48 for students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Parking Decals
Students planning to park on campus are required to purchase a $25 parking permit/decal at the time of registration. This fee is not refundable. Parking permits are valid from July 1 to August 31 the following year.

Liability Insurance for Health Students
All health students must purchase annual liability insurance before engaging in lab or clinical practice. The cost for the insurance varies according to the credit program and insurance carrier. Annual liability insurance coverage runs from fall semester to the next fall semester. Insurance is paid on yearly basis. This fee is not refundable.

Books and Supplies
These items may be purchased at the Forsyth Tech Bookstore (Lower Level), Technology/Student Services Building, Main Campus. You may also purchase books online.