Cohort Rates

Under a North Carolina state law effective Fall 2016, students classified as North Carolina residents for tuition purposes in undergraduate degree programs at UNC system schools are eligible for fixed (or guaranteed) tuition for up to eight consecutive semesters (or ten semesters, if enrolled in an approved five-year program).

Because each academic year will have a new guaranteed tuition rate, we refer to each guaranteed tuition year rate group as a cohort. Eligible students enrolled continuously beginning Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are in the 1617 cohort. Eligible students enrolled beginning Fall 2017/Spring 2018 are in the 1718 cohort. The Semester full time rates for the current established cohorts are below.

Cohort Semester* Tuition Rate
1617 $3,440.50
1718** $3,509.50

*does not apply to summer terms

**Current year cohort rate is the prevailing tuition rate for undergraduates who are residents for tuition purposes and not eligible for a cohort rate, based on the strict eligibility rules.

There are strict eligibility rules administered through the Office of the University Registrar to identify the cohort eligibility for each enrolled undergraduate, degree seeking, resident student. More information about the eligibility criteria are on the Office of the University Registrar’s Guaranteed Tuition web page.