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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,494 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,881 tuition
$11,218 on campus room & board
$1,442 books and supplies
$1,953 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$46,576 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,963 tuition
$11,218 on campus room & board
$1,442 books and supplies
$1,953 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,630 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,671 avg)
17% get state aid ($3,817 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($13,630 avg)
31% get loans ($6,546 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.14% 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 $16,925 44%
Federal Grant Aid $4,671 20%
Pell Grants $4,362 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,709 4%
Institution Grant Aid $13,630 43%
State Grant Aid $3,817 17%
Student Loans $6,546 31%
Federal Loans $5,579 31%
Other Loans $12,161 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 - $2,500 R
$1,000 R
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: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-2211
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $287
Out of State $1,332


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • J
  • Jan-07-2017 I am a current student here

    Best value in the world.

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  • 5
  • Rebecca
  • Dec-29-2016 I am a current student here

    As a student from North Carolina, UNC is a great deal based off of the education you are receiving. It is obviously more expensive for out of state students, but every out of state student loves Carolina.

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  • 5
  • CK from Fayetteville, NC
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    It's been rated Kiplinger's number-one best value for public colleges and universities for ten years straight for a reason.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Charlotte, NC
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Carolina is not cheap. But, college in general is not cheap, and I have heard many praises sung about how Carolina offers a good education for it's price. Which it does. But just know, the university can be a little stingy with their awards - you are required to fill out both a FAFSA and a university document, the CSS Profile. In my experience, the CSS Profile intially excluded me from a lot of need based grants that I, ahem, needed. There is an appeals process that they try and keep quiet about, but I encourage you to contact the financial aid office and ask if there is anything you can do to earn more money towards your tuition. I'm sad to say that Carolina - both it's students and faculty - can be pretentious, but shake off the haters. Your earned your spot there!

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