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North Carolina Central University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,268 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,655 tuition
$9,636 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$2,477 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,726 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,113 tuition
$9,636 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$2,477 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,589 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
77% get federal aid ($5,552 avg)
69% get state aid ($2,714 avg)
82% get institn'l aid ($2,589 avg)
85% get loans ($6,715 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.56% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.91% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,481 87%
Federal Grant Aid $5,552 77%
Pell Grants $4,969 77%
Other Federal Grants $2,865 17%
Institution Grant Aid $2,589 82%
State Grant Aid $2,714 69%
Student Loans $6,715 85%
Federal Loans $6,715 85%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N N N
$2,000 Y N N N
$3,000 Y N N N
$500 - $2,500 Y Y N
- Y N N N
- Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does North Carolina Central University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 530-6100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $457
Out of State $2,014


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Mitzy from Durham, NC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I really like the fact that compared to other schools, Central is inexpensive and you to still get the same amount of knowledge if you attended another school.

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  • 4
  • Alexis from Woodbridge, VA
  • I am a current student here

    For out of state central can be expensive but if you become a Residential Assistant is makes it easier. Also financial aid is good as long as you get it done as early as possible.

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