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North Carolina Central University Tuition & Cost

Durham, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price

$25,160
In State Costs for North Carolina Central University
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,728
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,916
Room and Board $10,744
Other Expenses Budget$6,272

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$37,867
Out of State Costs for North Carolina Central University
Fee Cost
Tuition$16,435
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,916
Room and Board $10,744
Other Expenses Budget$6,272

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at North Carolina Central University for undergraduate students residing in North Carolina is $3,728. Room and board charges total $10,744 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,500 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,916 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $6,272 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending North Carolina Central University full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,160.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Central University is $16,435 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,744 for room and board, $1,500 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,916. Students are advised to budget $6,272 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $37,867. This figure is 50.5% higher than what North Carolina residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for North Carolina Central University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,324 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending North Carolina Central University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

$13,324
Net Price by Income North Carolina Central University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,249
$30,001 to $48,000$13,718
$48,001 to $75,000$17,208
$75,001 to $110,000$21,829
$110,000+$22,517

Financial Aid

96% of full-time undergrad North Carolina Central University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,989 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 80% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,565.

Finanical Aid North Carolina Central University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,989 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,328 81%
Pell Grants $5,815 74%
Other Federal Grants $1,419 90%
State and Local Grants $3,499 64%
Federal Student Loans $6,565 80%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to North Carolina Central University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $26,728. The loan balance of $26,728 is a four year multiple of the $6,682 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $283 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $26,728
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $283.36
Total Interest Paid $7,275.35
Sum of All Loan Payments $34,003.35

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

$100,640
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $25,160 $37,867
2 $25,261 $38,018
3 $25,361 $38,170
4 $25,463 $38,323

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at North Carolina Central University to be $100,640 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at North Carolina Central University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $115 $345 $460
Out of State Residents $685 $2,055 $2,740

Estimated cost for a class at North Carolina Central University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at North Carolina Central University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

North Carolina Central University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199157 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Central University.