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UNC Chapel Hill Tuition & Cost

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$24,546
In State Costs for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,019
Books and Supplies$990
Other Fees$1,961
Room and Board $11,740
Other Expenses Budget$2,836
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$51,725
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fee Cost
Tuition$34,198
Books and Supplies$990
Other Fees$1,961
Room and Board $11,740
Other Expenses Budget$2,836

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $24,546 to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,019 for tuition, $11,740 room and board, $990 for books and supplies and $1,961 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $51,725 which is 110.7% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $34,198 while room and board is $11,740, books and supplies are $990 and other fees come in at $1,961.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$10,038
Net Price by Income University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,753
$30,001 to $48,000$5,729
$48,001 to $75,000$11,619
$75,001 to $110,000$19,088
$110,000+$22,881

The average reported annual net price for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,038 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

51% of full-time undergrad University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $17,339 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 21% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,375 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,554.

Finanical Aid University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $17,339 51%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $13,601 40%
Pell Grants $5,235 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,198 5%
State and Local Grants $4,295 21%
Federal Student Loans $4,375 21%
Other Student Loans $6,554 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $44,112. The loan balance of $44,112 is a four year multiple of the $11,028 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 $421 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $44,112
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $420.88
Total Interest Paid $6,393.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,505.26

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$98,184
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $24,546 $51,725
2 $24,820 $52,302
3 $25,097 $52,886
4 $25,377 $53,476

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to be $98,184 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.1% 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $237 $711 $948
Out of State Residents $1,155 $3,465 $4,620

Estimated cost for a class at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199120 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.