The Cost of Attendance is our best estimate of what a full academic year at Carolina might cost, before student aid is factored in. Actual costs can vary widely from student to student.
Some of these expenses are direct costs that will be billed to you by the University. Tuition and fees, for example, as well as housing costs for students living on campus and meal plans for those students who purchase them.
Other expenses are indirect (not billed by the University), but are still considered when we review your eligibility for aid. We do our best to estimate expenses like books and travel, and eligibility for aid is based on those standard budget estimates.
Your “net costs” — how much you actually have to pay for college — are determined by subtracting grant and scholarship amounts from your billed costs.
Please contact our office for information on part-time studies or certificate programs.