Previously, the Friday Center has offered students the option of taking Carolina Courses Online in addition to on-campus courses. However, they paid separate tuition for the online course plus their regular tuition — $231.06 per credit hour for in-state students.
With the change in policy, students will only have to cover the costs of textbooks for the online courses.
CAROLINA COURSES ONLINE
Previous in-state cost per credit hour for online courses
Carolina Courses Online offered in the fall of 2014
Online class allowed per student in the fall semester
“(The change) fits with the Friday Center’s mission to serve the community and the University by expanding access to education,” said Robert Bruce, director of the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.
Bruce said there were several reasons for the policy change, but ultimately the goal was to make online courses more accessible to UNC students who already pay tuition, instead of paying additional expenses for online classes.