University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, 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.
$18,093
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,233
$30k - $48k
$13,818
$48k - $75k
$17,810
$75k - $110k
$20,969
$110k+
$22,297
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.
$7,091
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.
$21,156
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.
$10,686
Books and Supplies
$1,126
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@uncw.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
45%
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,471
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,248
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,745
Students receiving state aid
24%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,829
Students receiving federal aid
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,248
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.
$34,850,589
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,379,420

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.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,941
Students receiving federal loans
50%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,407
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,022
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.
$16,387
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$218

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Apparently this is one of the cheapest in state schools to go to, but you would never know. They do a wonderful job using your tuition money wisely, especially with the economy these days.
Kim from Cary, NC
Wilmington is a big enough city where there is tons of stuff to do but it's not like the campus is really spread out like State is. Wilmington offers a bunch of unique opportunities such as the ocean, close shopping, eclectic downtown area, historic landmarks, great professors, and tons of great opportunities on campus too.
Katlin from Greensboro, NC
The cost to attend this school is cheaper than schools closer to my home and the Admissions Department really go out of their way in finding financial aide to assist my tuition.
Ashley from Dallas, NC
Wilmington is worth every penny spent. It has the top of the line education, the perfect location, and the fun never stops. Even though you are attending school, it will feel like a beach vacation trip the entire time
Charles from Concord, NC
I am not currently paying for my school, but I will be paying off loans later in life. I am not looking forward to it, but anywhere you go to school will be expensive. It's not the cheapest school ever, but it's really nice and worth it.
Joy from Mebane, NC
This is by far one of the cheapest state schools that combine superb academics and reputation for a reasonable price. It is very possible to work part time and pay for your tuition at the same time. The school also offers programs that allow you to work in a variety of areas of the school to pay for tuition and financial aid. If you are looking to get a good quality education that you can be proud of that you will not be paying off for the rest of your life, you will not find anywhere better.
Ryan from Winnabow, NC
I was able to finish an entire years worth of credits simply from AP classes and duel enrollment at my local community college in high school! This has put me much farther ahead than most of the other freshman- and will ultimately save me a lot of money on tuition, books, and other fees.
LD
I was so suprised how cheap this school is compared to even In-State schools in NJ. Definitely worth the price!!!
Sara from Cherry Hill, NJ
Tuition is VERY cheap for in-state compared to many other options. The summer school tuition prices are also very reasonable for those students who want to take summer credits. The campus entertainment organizations are always playing a movie in the theater or having some kind of comedy or drama act, and it is usually either free or just a couple dollars to attend, so that is definitely a plus.
uncdubstudent
Obviously, college is far too expensive for anyone's tastes, but otherwise it's a great school for the money!
April from Kernersville, NC