Costs

Costs

We base our cost-of-attendance budgets on the average expenses of an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill.

If you find your program has additional costs you do not see reflected in your cost of attendance budget on your financial aid offer, please contact us so we can help.

Individual Costs and Budgeting Aid

  • Individual costs are based on estimates and used to determine financial need, which means these expenses may vary. You will be billed directly for University tuition and fees, on-campus housing, on-campus meal plans, student insurance and books billed through Student Stores, and your aid will be applied to that bill. You’ll want to choose housing and meal plans before school begins, which allows your financial aid package to cover those expenses.
  • Even if you have not yet received your financial aid award, you can go ahead and start planning by estimating what your aid may look like using the Net Price Calculator. For the most accurate estimate, enter your information as it appeared on your aid application.
  • Once you receive your financial aid offer, you will be able to see if you owe the University money or if you will receive a refund. You can use our budgeting calculator to estimate cost by semester and calculate what you may owe so you can plan accordingly.
  • We recommend visiting the cashier’s website to see what your actual billed tuition and fee charges will be.

In-State Cost of Attendance Budget

The following budgets are based on full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours).

  • Living On/Off Campus
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,018
    Housing
    $6,810
    Meals
    $4,716
    Books & Supplies
    $972
    Travel
    $818
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,876
    Total
    $24,266
  • Living with Parents
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,018
    Housing
    $0
    Meals
    $3,144
    Books & Supplies
    $972
    Travel
    $818
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,876
    Total
    $15,884
  • Living On/Off Campus
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,072
    Housing
    $6,878
    Meals
    $4,862
    Books & Supplies
    $990
    Travel
    $870
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,910
    Total
    $24,638
  • Living with Parents
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,072
    Housing
    $0
    Meals
    $3,242
    Books & Supplies
    $990
    Travel
    $870
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,910
    Total
    $16,140

Out-Of-State Cost of Attendance Budget

The following budgets are based on full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours).

  • Living On/Off Campus
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,000
    Housing
    $6,810
    Meals
    $4,716
    Books & Supplies
    $972
    Travel
    $1,596
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,876
    Total
    $52,026
  • Living with Parents
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,000
    Housing
    $0
    Meals
    $3,144
    Books & Supplies
    $972
    Travel
    $1,596
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,876
    Total
    $43,644
  • Living On/Off Campus
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,066
    Housing
    $6,878
    Meals
    $4,862
    Books & Supplies
    $990
    Travel
    $1,588
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,910
    Total
    $53,350
  • Living with Parents
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,066
    Housing
    $0
    Meals
    $3,242
    Books & Supplies
    $990
    Travel
    $1,588
    Loan Fees
    $56
    Personal
    $1,910
    Total
    $44,852

Effective in 2016, each incoming class of North Carolina resident undergraduates will have what is known as a “fixed tuition” rate – this means the tuition rate will not increase during the first eight consecutive semesters of Fall and Spring enrollment.

Student Blue Health Insurance is not automatically included in the cost of attendance budget. If you enroll in the plan and receive a bill, you can request a budget adjustment by completing the request form on our forms page for the appropriate year.

UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial need of our students.

To determine financial need, we first calculate your need using this process:

We work to meet the demonstrated financial need for first-degree, full-time students with aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study from federal, state and University sources.

We use the CSS Profile to determine your eligibility for University grants. If your CSS Profile application does not show financial need, you will not be able to receive University grants, but you will be eligible for federal or state grants, along with loans and work-study, toward your demonstrated federal need.

For those seeking aid who do not have demonstrated financial need, we do automatically offer unsubsidized loan eligibility, though your total amount of aid from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance budget.

If you have demonstrated financial need and still need help financing your education, you may request additional unsubsidized loan funds or parent loans, as long as the total amount is still within your cost of attendance budget.

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