North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,474
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,864
$30k - $48k
$12,784
$48k - $75k
$15,887
$75k - $110k
$19,352
$110k+
$20,971
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,464
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,171
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,250
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: ssa@nccu.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,222
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,419
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,963
Students receiving state aid
61%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,407
Students receiving federal aid
76%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,419
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$39,132,867
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$633,546

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
85%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,646
Students receiving federal loans
85%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,646
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,172
Loan Default Rate
14%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$330

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
This is a really inexpensive school and this school offers plenty of scholarships and work study's for students.
A Proud Eagle from Raleigh, NC
After scholarships and grants, the costs of tuition and books should be extremely manageable.
Justine from Raleigh, NC
I think the in-state tuition is very affordable and there are a lot of resources for any issues you may have or incur so it's all worth it.
Monique from Pineville, NC
Though North Carolina Central University's tuition is higher than most other HBCUs in the state of North Carolina you do see the ways in which the money is being distributed. Not only have they built a three story state of the are cafeteria, but a new bookstore, parking garage, School of Nursing, and residence hall are being built to relieve pressure off of other dorms. Books are also available. Since I have been here there has not been a shortage. NCCU will also give back to the students by allowing us to sell back our books at the end of each semester receiving half of the initial book value in return.
Raven from Huntersville, NC
For out of state central can be expensive but if you become a Residential Assistant is makes it easier. Also financial aid is good as long as you get it done as early as possible.
Alexis from Woodbridge, VA
Great school for pricing when you consider all that is available. If you don't use the resources given to you, then it definitely won't be worth it.
Adarian from Raleigh, NC
Eagle Pride..AMPLIFIED!
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