Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimated budget for completing a full-year as a full-time student. This information is beneficial as an average amount of what you could anticipate your Charlotte expenses being upon enrolling.

Estimated Costs

Listed below are the estimated costs for a full-time, undergraduate Charlotte student, one a NC Resident and one a Non-Resident of NC*, living on campus during the 2022-2023 academic year, including tuition, fees, and room and board. All costs are subject to change pending legislative approval.

Tuition* $3,812
Fees $3,402
Loan Fees $94
Books & Supplies $1,000
Housing $9,000
Meals $3,858
Transportation $1,100
Miscellaneous $1,450
Total $23,716
Tuition* $17,936
Fees $3,402
Loan Fees $94
Books & Supplies $1,000
Housing $9,000
Meals $3,896
Transportation $2,008
Miscellaneous $1,434
Total $38,770

We are committed to providing the best quality of education at an affordable cost, but we understand paying for college can still be a bit overwhelming. At Charlotte, we will help you navigate the options available for financing your education. For additional insights into our cost of attendance and viewing current tuition and fees, visit Niner Central.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

The state of North Carolina substantially subsidizes the cost of tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal residence, is in North Carolina. 

You may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes if:

  • you and/or your parent(s) / legal guardian have established and maintained legal residence (or domicile) in North Carolina for at least 12 consecutive months before you claimed residency,
  • ​your intent is to make North Carolina your home indefinitely, and
  • you came to North Carolina for reasons other than to attend college

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) is the centralized system in North Carolina for determining residency for students. Please note, our admissions team is not responsible for making residency determinations. For additional information and step-by-step instructions on how to apply, please visit the Residency website.

*For detailed policy information, visit the Residency Determination Service (RDS) website.