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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
  • 4
  • Alexis from Woodbridge, VA
  • Aug-03-2015 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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  • 5
  • Justice from Fayetteville, NC
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    NCCU is the best school to go to for the money, we are not as expensive as some other schools, we are in the best place to be in North Carolina, and we offer the best education around.

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