In 2022, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's tuition was $3,812 a year for in-state students and $17,936 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 far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 17,936 per year for tuition at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,812 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-North Carolina residents can expect to pay 17,936 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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UNC Charlotte has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte can expect to pay around $17,936 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or UNC Charlotte-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UNC Charlotte.
Housing and campus dining at UNC Charlotte costs $12,858 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the UNC Charlotte's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on 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 actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
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 are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At UNC Charlotte, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city is usually pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of North Carolina at Charlotteis located in a urban setting in North Carolina, not far from Charlotte.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for UNC Charlotte.
What will the cost of attending UNC Charlotte be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,858|
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.
In 2022, 11,993 of the 24,116 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UNC Charlotte meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,039 a year. Around 64% of UNC Charlotte undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UNC Charlotte graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,610 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|UNC Charlotte-Specific Loans||$3,042|
|Most Common Loans for UNC Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte awarded 10,071 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $83.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.3 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte was $11,039 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UNC Charlotte seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-2,825|
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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte'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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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