Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid at UNC Charlotte consists of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment. About 75% of our students receive financial aid.
  • The Financial Aid Office attempts to determine an aid package which meets each student's financial need.
  • Because of limited funds, the university is not able to meet the full need of all eligible students. If you have any questions, please contact our Financial Aid Department at 704-687-5504 or by e-mail.

Complete the FAFSA

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition and Fees are billed by the semester for fall and spring terms and by credit hour for summer terms.
  • Twelve or more credit hours are considered full-time for undergraduates.
  • UNC Charlotte is committed to providing the best quality education at the most affordable cost possible.
  • The University's cost of tuition, room and board are below the national average for four-year public schools. 

NOTE: Some or all instructional formats for all or part of the 2020-21 academic year may change due to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As has always been the case, tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event that instructional format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year.


  • Studies show that students who live on campus have a more fulfilling experience and are more successful in the classroom.
  • Visit the Housing website for a look at the options available for on-campus living.

Meal Plans

  • Meal plans can make it much easier for you to have a healthy and balanced diet without worrying so much about cost.
  • Meals plans are required each semester for students living in the towers and suites. 

Student Employment

  • Being employed as a student on campus can be very beneficial to you during your time at the University and after graduation. You will establish good work ethic and gain valuable professional experience.
  • In addition, our recent studies have shown that students who work on campus are likely to be more successful in the classroom than students who work significant hours per week off campus.