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NC State Tuition & Cost

Raleigh, North Carolina

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In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price

$25,752
In State Costs for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Fee Cost
Tuition$6,535
Other Fees$2,593
Books and Supplies$854
Room and Board $12,748
Other Expenses Budget$3,022

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$47,493
Out of State Costs for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Fee Cost
Tuition$28,276
Other Fees$2,593
Books and Supplies$854
Room and Board $12,748
Other Expenses Budget$3,022

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh for undergraduate students residing in North Carolina is $6,535. Room and board charges total $12,748 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $854 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,593 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,022 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending North Carolina State University at Raleigh full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,752.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $28,276 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $12,748 for room and board, $854 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,593. Students are advised to budget $3,022 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $47,493. This figure is 84.4% higher than what North Carolina residents pay.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,748 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Raleigh should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $854.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,022 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,022 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2022/2023 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for North Carolina State University at Raleigh for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,852* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

$14,852

Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,369
$30,001 to $48,000$8,625
$48,001 to $75,000$14,132
$75,001 to $110,000$19,983
$110,000+$23,370

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending North Carolina State University at Raleigh, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

71% of full-time undergrad North Carolina State University at Raleigh received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,181 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

19 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $5,099. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

41% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,097 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,016.

Finanical Aid North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,181 71%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,778 50%
Pell Grants $5,099 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,447 58%
State and Local Grants $4,358 20%
Federal Student Loans $5,097 41%
Other Student Loans $15,016 6%

Financial Aid Mix - $25,752 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,752. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

40%
22%
37%

Grants and Scholarships

40% - $9,181

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, North Carolina State University at Raleigh or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

22% - $5,097

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

37% -  $8,452

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to North Carolina State University at Raleigh, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,408. The loan balance of $59,408 is a four year multiple of the $14,852 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 $645 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $77,367.95.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $59,408
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $644.73
Total Interest Paid $17,959.95
Sum of All Loan Payments $77,367.95

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending North Carolina State University at Raleigh, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $77,367.95 would be needed to afford a $644.73 monthly payment in the example $59,408.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about North Carolina State University at Raleigh student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

$103,008
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $25,752 $47,493
2 $27,555 $50,818
3 $29,483 $54,375
4 $31,547 $58,181

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at North Carolina State University at Raleigh to be $103,008 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $505 $1,515 $2,020
Out of State Residents $1,572 $4,716 $6,288

Estimated cost for a class at North Carolina State University at Raleigh 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 State University at Raleigh versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$6,535$27,320 0%
2020$6,535$26,654 0%
2019$6,535$26,654 0%
2018$6,535$25,878 0%
2017$6,535$24,883 2%
2016$6,407$23,926 3%
2015$6,220$22,571 3%
2014$6,038$21,293 0%
2013$6,038$19,493

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if NC State is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 77.37/100 for North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Considering an average net price paid of $14,852, this leads to an overall value ranking of 63/100. This places the school 149th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

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