Tuition Policy for Out-of-State Graduate Students

Graduate students qualifying for any of the following exceptions shall pay the same fees as in-state graduate students:

  1. Graduate assistants or associates;
  2. Graduate students holding fellowships;
  3. Graduate students with academic scholarships in an amount sufficient to receive a waiver;
  4. Graduate students participating in the Academic Common Market; or
  5. Graduate students from the member counties of the Charlotte Regional Partnership*, an economic development organization.

* Effective July 1, 1999, Winthrop University was authorized by state law to offer graduate-level in-state tuition to residents of the member counties of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, up to existing academic capacity. The South Carolina counties of York, Chester, Lancaster, and Chesterfield counties are joined in this partnership by the North Carolina counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly, and Union. Potential enrollees who are residents of any of these counties should request further details about this policy from Graduate Studies at Winthrop University 800/411-7041 or 803/323-2204.