Your Community College is an unparalleled resource for education, whether you are starting fresh or starting over. It’s your local, flexible, and affordable option to prepare for your career.

It’s also your source of support. We know that our students have a lot on their plates and that’s why College of The Albemarle offers a range of student services.


Need a game plan? Your first stop is COA Student Services to speak to one of our knowledgeable admissions advisors!  Stop by or call 252-335-0821 ext. 2290, and get all the information you need for applying.

If you’re considering classes but you aren’t sure where to begin, you can take the Career Assessment through Career Coach.  The assessment can identify careers that match your interests and help plan out your program of study. 


When it’s time to register for classes, give Student Services a call at 252-335-0821 ext. 2256, visit us online at, or come in for a face-to-face meeting on campus. Advisors are located at each of our four campus locations (Dare, Edenton-Chowan, Elizabeth City and the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center) for your convenience.

Financial Aid

Compare COA to four-year schools in the state, and you’ll find that our tuition and fees are one-third the cost, with a weighted average of $2,092 in tuition and fees for an academic year. Payments can be made in person or online by credit card using myService. Tuition payment plans to help you break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments are available at My College Payment Plan. Tuition due dates are located on COA’s website.

You may also qualify for federal aid. Find out by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at COA’s college code is 002917.

COA offers multiple scholarships through federal and state programs. Visit  for more information. Private endowment and annual scholarships are also available through COA’s Foundation. Once you have been admitted to COA, you can find out if you qualify for scholarships by visiting

Study Resources

If you’re struggling with your classwork, COA offers tutoring through the Academic Support Center. The Academic Support Center is a free service offered to all students and can help with subjects such as math, writing and more. Workshops are also available throughout the year based on students’ academic support needs and input.

COA also offers free online tutoring and academic resources that can be accessed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit to view all the resources available to students.

Computer labs are available for students’ use at each campus location. Visit for hours and locations. Library services are available for all four campus locations. 

COA offers many quality academic resources to help you succeed. Visit to view databases for research purposes, and receive free access for eBooks and audiobooks through NCLive.

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