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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
$24,228
In State Costs for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,019
Books and Supplies$972
Other Fees$1,961
Room and Board $11,526
Other Expenses Budget$2,750
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$51,407
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fee Cost
Tuition$34,198
Books and Supplies$972
Other Fees$1,961
Room and Board $11,526
Other Expenses Budget$2,750

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $24,228 to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,019 for tuition, $11,526 room and board, $972 for books and supplies and $1,961 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $51,407 which is 112.2% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $34,198 while room and board is $11,526, books and supplies are $972 and other fees come in at $1,961.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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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 2018/2019
$10,085
Net Price by Income University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,026
$30,001 to $48,000$6,063
$48,001 to $75,000$11,060
$75,001 to $110,000$18,354
$110,000+$22,235

The average reported annual net price for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,085 in 2018/2019. 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

44% 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 $16,394 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 25% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,312 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,184.

Finanical Aid University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $16,394 44%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $12,482 41%
Pell Grants $4,857 22%
Other Federal Grants $1,536 4%
State and Local Grants $4,402 22%
Federal Student Loans $4,312 25%
Other Student Loans $5,184 13%

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
$96,912
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $24,228 $51,407
2 $24,678 $52,361
3 $25,136 $53,333
4 $25,602 $54,323

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 $96,912 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% 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.