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North Carolina State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,698 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,038 tuition
$9,434 on campus room & board*
$1,058 books
$2,168 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$32,153 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,493 tuition
$9,434 on campus room & board*
$1,058 books
$2,168 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

*Meals estimated at $2,980

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,118 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($4,279 avg)
30% get state aid ($3,724 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($6,118 avg)
46% get loans ($5,841 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.94% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.35% 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 $9,508 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,279 22%
Pell Grants $4,082 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,497 6%
Institution Grant Aid $6,118 52%
State Grant Aid $3,724 30%
Student Loans $5,841 46%
Federal Loans $5,254 45%
Other Loans $9,891 3%

Merit Aid Available

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: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $204
Out of State $408


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Margaret from Winston Salem, NC
  • Mar-21-2015 I am a current student here

    NC State is the cheapest university in North Carolina, so you will get a massive, comprehensive university for a relatively low price. There are also millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarship money given out each year. This university is doing cutting edge things, and it is so important that the president of the United States has visited twice in the last two years!

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  • FutureWolfpacker from Fayetteville, NC
  • Mar-11-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Compared to privately funded universities, NCSU is on the more affordable side; however, even if it was not, it would still be worth your money. You are provided with an adequate college experience while being given a substantial amount of education.

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  • Katherine from Raleigh, NC
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I didn't think I would end up having any school spirit, but I actually have come to like NCSU a lot. I think the professors, while perhaps not as tough as higher level colleges, know what they're talking about. All of my professors seem very knowledgeable and I really feel like I have learned a lot in the few weeks I've been in classes. If it's education you're looking for, I definitely recommend NCSU. I feel like I'm actually learning something here rather than at high school. Even in classes with 200 people, I still feel like the professors care about me. In terms of clubs, NCSU excels as well. I currently work with the Women's Center on campus and it has been very rewarding.

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