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Program Cost

Tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. Please see the current college catalog for both in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.  Radiography students also are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the college. The approximate cost for the entire program is $4,000 - $5,000. This figure is based on in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.

Additional Costs: (approx.)

  • Uniforms $300+
  • Criminal Background & Drug Testing $120
  • Medical Exam & Immunizations $150
  • Malpractice $27/yr
  • Books & Supplies $1000
  • Professional Seminars $500
  • CPR $25
  • ARRT Certification Fee $200
  • Professional Society Fees $55/yr
  • Radiation Monitoring Device $35/semester

These costs are in addition to the costs that any student attending CVCC will incur each semester, such as tuition, activity fees, technology fee, accident insurance, books and class supplies such as pens, paper, etc. Students applying for graduation will also pay graduation fees. Estimates for these costs may be found in the CVCC General Catalog.  

Financial Aid
All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid. To determine eligibility, an applicant must first complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”. This application is available in Student Services. For information on Financial Aid and scholarships, contact the  Financial Aid Office at 828/327-7000, extensions 4214 & 4450.

In addition,the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Education and Research Foundation offers scholarship programs.  The Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship Program provides five scholarships of up to $4000 each to be awarded annually for academically outstanding, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.  The Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship Program provides two scholarships of $2500 each annually to outstanding students currently enrolled in an entry-level radiologic sciences program. The NCSRT offers the Jane Cox Hendrix scholarship to radiography students annually. Students interested in applying for scholarships may speak with the Radiography Program Director for more details.

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 01.26.2016: Radiography