Paying for College

A UNC Charlotte education is an investment in your future.

Thinking about paying for college can take away some of the thrill about your student's upcoming adventure, but rest assured that UNC Charlotte offers a very affordable education.

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.

Housing and Meal costs are determined by where the student decides to live and which of the various meal plans the student chooses. The Housing and Meals estimated cost of $12,800 is based on the average cost for a new freshman living on campus with a meal plan.

Electronic Billing provides a quick, convenient service and eliminates mailing delays, and is the official means of generating tuition bills to students. Paper bills will not be mailed. Electronic Billing notification, also known as eBill, is the online billing statement that provides students with their University charges. This method of billing means that family members are not able to see a student's charges unless they are designated as Authorized Users.

Financial Aid at UNC Charlotte consists of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment. A student applies for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Based on a student's aid eligibility, the Financial Aid office then determines an aid package which meets the student's financial need as closely as possible. Also be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions about financial aid for more tips.

Estimated cost of attendance

View this page for an estimated cost of attendance chart.