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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,801 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,870 tuition
$8,410 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$2,401 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$30,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,015 tuition
$8,410 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$2,401 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,017 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($3,987 avg)
19% get state aid ($4,010 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($5,017 avg)
56% get loans ($7,622 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.42% 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 $7,800 65%
Federal Grant Aid $3,987 27%
Pell Grants $3,702 27%
Other Federal Grants $875 9%
Institution Grant Aid $5,017 65%
State Grant Aid $4,010 19%
Student Loans $7,622 56%
Federal Loans $6,113 56%
Other Loans $10,459 8%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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
1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738
(336) 770-3399
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $245
Out of State $792


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Caitlin from Sammamish, WA
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm an out of state student, and while the tuition is not low, this is the best conservatory education you can get with a state school.

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  • 5
  • Julia from Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    While the school is on the higher end on the price scale it is well worth it. You work first hand with the latest technologies in your field as well as accomplished professionals as your professors. The school is one of the leading schools for the arts in the country.

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  • 5
  • Chloe
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    You aren't going to find many art conservatories for this price that have such a hands-on and intense education. Students who graduate from UNCSA are ready to take on their field, and the community of this school creates amazing close friendships.

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  • 5
  • Carissa from Sacramento, CA
  • Apr-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Oh myyyyyyyy. Yes. A public conservatory style BFA training program? YES! It is 20,000 cheaper than a lot of private conservatories and the training is just as good or better! Plus, I go to classes (I'm required to, although I would anyway) everyday from 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Most of my friends at public schools pay about the same as me but only go to one or two classes every other day.

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