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North Carolina State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,492 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,407 tuition
$6,560 on campus room & board*
$1,082 books and supplies
$2,443 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$29,578 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,493 tuition
$6,560 on campus room & board*
$1,082 books and supplies
$2,443 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

*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 2.62% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.423% 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

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y
- Y N N N
- Y
- Y
- N Y 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: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Clare from Conyers, GA
  • May-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Being from Georgia, I pay out-of-state tuition, and even with that it's a better deal than going to the other schools I was admitted to. The academic programs are exceptional, you have access to incredible technology and resources, along with advisers and professors who guide you to your success. And success is priceless.

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  • 5
  • Kayla Lauren from Coral Springs, FL
  • May-10-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    If you live in-state, it's beyond worth it. Out-of-state is just ridiculous. I was very upset not to receive any aid.

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  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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