University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, 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.
$16,286
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,641
$30k - $48k
$12,361
$48k - $75k
$15,509
$75k - $110k
$19,444
$110k+
$21,040
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.
$6,853
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.
$20,287
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.
$12,432
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@uncc.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
Need Met
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.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,385
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.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,450
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,302
Students receiving state aid
32%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,913
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,450
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.
$3,365,609
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,828,489

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.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,916
Students receiving federal loans
57%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,423
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,789
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.
$16,350
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
In-state tuition is extremely low, and even out-of-state tuition isn't terrible. Apply for residency and you'll definitely be getting your moneys worth.
Anna from Woonsocket, RI
It's a wonderful school and there is so much to do! You can get involved in just about anything! Games are the best!!!
Lauren from Greensboro, NC
The tuition is not that bad at all. Just apply for a lot of scholarships and you'll have no problem. :-)
Caira from Harrisburg, NC
The cost of tuition and fees are very reasonable. The housing is decent depending on where you decide to stay. The cost could be lowered some, but it is not that bad. Parking does cost a lot and there are not even enough spots for all the passes they sell.
Oscar from Monroe, NC
For in state students the tuition is very cheap and out of state students from the north have said that it is about the same price as colleges in their state. The room and board is a little pricey but there are a ton of apartments right next to campus so a lot of people choose that route after their first year.
Heather from Sanford, NC
you pay a high tuition but it makes things on campus free to students. Library access, doctor visits, sports tickets, and more
Katherine from Winston-Salem, NC
The campus here at UNC Charlotte is very large and is very exciting, and there is always something going on and something to do.
Caitlin from Broadway, NC
I come from out of state (Indiana), so I am definitely enjoying every bit as I can. At CAB events they always have free food and free stuff to pass out. During the first week of school I got 10 free t-shirts just from going to these events. The tailgates also have free food. Plus I go to the gym all the time, go to SI sessions etc. I make sure that I am getting the most bang for my buck! I also go to the movie theater a lot since it is free for students and they place awesome movies.
Lauren from Crown Point, IN
Tuition, both instate and out of state, is relatively low when compared to universities of its caliber. It is ranked third in the top colleges in the UNC system, only behind NC State and Chapel Hill. It is an ever expanding college, expected to enroll 35000 students by 2020, while Chapel Hill is projected to enroll 33000 by the same time. My major is engineering, and upon discussing preferred majors from different engineering firms around North Carolina, the only engineering degrees most consider come from UNCC or NC State. All others get thrown out. The education at Charlotte is of high quality and a low cost and low hype.
Joshua from Harrisburg, NC