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Admissions and Aid FAQs

A Brevard student enjoys a hands-on science lab.What are your costs?

Full Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees for 2014-15 is $35,460 including parking. Athletics, insurance, and book fees are separate. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

What are the costs for part-time and dual enrollment students per hour? 

2014-15 Academic year for any part-time credit seeking student:

  • 1-5 hours: $510 per credit hour
  • 6-11 hours: $975 per credit hour
    *Individuals 55 and older are charged $260 per hour for 1-5 hours, $975 for all hours if taking 6+

How many applications and accepts do you have each year?

  • Applications: app. 2500
  • Accepts: app. 1250

What courses are required for admission?

These are general state requirements for admission to North Carolina colleges and universities in core classes:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 1 Health/Physical Education credit
    *Foreign Language is not a requirement.

What courses will transfer?

Transferable coursework is determined upon evaluation of college transcripts. General Education credits are rarely non-transferable. Course equivalents are based upon comparison to BC course catalog descriptions and transferring institution’s course descriptions. Exceptions for equivalent courses not offered at BC are subject to review by division faculty.

Do you accept dual enrollment or AP courses?

The above requirements for transfer credits apply to dual enrollment coursework. AP credit is based upon official scores from The College Board. Brevard College requires a score of 3 or higher to assign credit.

How do I file FAFSA?

Filing the FAFSA is easy!  Go to the FAFSA website, where you will be guided step by step on how to complete this process.  We encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the income information.  

Do I have to live on campus to get half-tuition?

No. If you graduated from a high school in Transylvania, Henderson, or Buncombe counties, you have the opportunity to commute. Half Tuition eligible counties include Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood, Mitchell, Madison, and Yancey.

How much is the maximum Pell Grant Award for 2013-14?


How much can I borrow in Direct Stafford Loan?

Freshman students = $5,500  /  Sophomores students - $6,500 / Junior and Seniors students - $7,500

How do I apply for the loans and complete the entrance counseling?

Students and parents can apply for loans at and sign in with their FAFSA pin#.

What is verification and why do families have to do it?

When the FAFSA is filed and is processed, the processing system will randomly select some applications for verification.  This process can take more time and will require more steps to complete, including providing documentation to the Financial Aid Office.  We will notify families if this happens and instruct them on what to do.