In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $7,019 a year for in-state students and $35,580 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 35,580 per year for tuition at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, city institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,019 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-North Carolina residents can expect to pay 35,580 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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UNC Chapel Hill has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill usually pay around $35,580 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UNC Chapel Hill.
Room and board at UNC Chapel Hill costs $12,254 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the UNC Chapel Hill's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $7,014.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At UNC Chapel Hill, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus is in a suburban setting in North Carolina, near Raleigh-Durham.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for UNC Chapel Hill.
What will the cost of attending UNC Chapel Hill be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,254|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
UNC Chapel Hill’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students
In 2022, 7,798 of the 19,897 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UNC Chapel Hill meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,139 a year. Around 35% of UNC Chapel Hill undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UNC Chapel Hill graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $20,280 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|UNC Chapel Hill-Specific Loans||$4,450|
|Most Common Loans for UNC Chapel Hill Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UNC Chapel Hill financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, UNC Chapel Hill awarded 7,284 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $118.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $20.21 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UNC Chapel Hill students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UNC Chapel Hill was $16,139 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UNC Chapel Hill seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$1,208|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending UNC Chapel Hill really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UNC Chapel Hill's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
UNC Chapel Hill offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
UNC Chapel Hill has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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