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Undergraduate

2017-18 Costs for Undergraduate Students

last update 12/11/2016

These budgets reflect our best estimate of student costs at UNC Chapel Hill.

Beginning in 2016-2017, each entering class of students has “fixed tuition” — a rate locked in for eight consecutive semesters. That means actual tuition costs may vary by class year.

For budget information about specific departments or programs, please contact our office.

In-State

Living In Residence Hall/Apartment With Parents
Tuition & Fees $8,898 $8,898
Room 6,482 0
Board 5,074 3,382
Books/Supplies 1,604 1,604
Travel 810 810
Health Insurance 1,488 1,488
Loan Fees 56 56
Personal 1,464 1,464
  Total $25,876 $17,702

Out-of-State

Living In Residence Hall/Apartment Living With Parents
Tuition & Fees $34,588 $34,588
Room 6,482 0
Board 5,074 3,382
Books/Supplies 1,604 1,604
Travel 2,344 2,344
Health Insurance 1,488 1,488
Loan Fees 56 56
Personal 1,464 1,464
  Total $53,100 $44,926

About These Costs

These costs form the basis for financial aid calculations. They represent our best estimate of what an average student might spend. Some will spend more, others less, depending on individual choices and circumstances. But we have to set a standard budget for aid purposes.

Costs for the upcoming academic year are posted after estimates for books and supplies, food and housing, and personal expenses/transportation are set by the University. Costs may be updated again if the state legislature alters the final costs for tuition and fees.