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North Carolina State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,202 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,748 tuition
$8,414 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books
$2,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,367 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,913 tuition
$8,414 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books
$2,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Meals estimated at $2,980

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,148 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,094 avg)
27% get state aid ($3,691 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($6,148 avg)
48% get loans ($5,565 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.6% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.28% 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 $9,355 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,094 23%
Pell Grants $3,987 22%
Other Federal Grants $550 8%
Institution Grant Aid $6,148 52%
State Grant Aid $3,691 27%
Student Loans $5,565 48%
Federal Loans $5,026 47%
Other Loans $8,378 4%

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 $194
Out of State $388


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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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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