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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a broad range of graduate and professional academic programs. Tuition and fees vary by program. Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis. For most graduate programs, tuition is capped at full time enrollment, which is nine hours for graduate students. Estimated rates by program can be found using the tuition estimator.

Student Fees are assessed on a flat basis for campus based programs and on a per credit hour basis for programs classified as distance education. Student fees also vary by academic program.

Estimated Semester Tuition Rates 2021-2022
(Rates vary based on academic program. See your bill for your actual rate.)
Residency Per Credit Hour Tuition Max Rate* Student Fees**
Graduate Resident (In-State) $586.23 $5,276.00 $1,010.82
Graduate Non-Resident (Out-of-State) $1,602.45 $14,422.00 $1,010.82
*Graduate tuition is capped at 9 credit hours per semester for most programs; Rates vary based on academic program. See your bill for your actual rate.

**All students are subject to mandatory student fees. Additional fees may be assessed depending on your academic program and for certain courses.  Mandatory Student Health Insurance of $1,308.40 is added to each semester. To waive this charge, you must have other health insurance and request a waiver before September 10 for fall semester and January 31 for spring semester.

Refer to the Student Fees page for program-specific fees.

Graduate Student Fees
Fees – assessed on a flat basis, unless otherwise noted Semester Rate
Athletic $139.50
Educational Technology-XX* $221.15
Student Health $205.08
Campus Security Fee* (prorated for less than full time) $30.00
Student Activity Fees** (see detail tab) $186.10
Ramshead Recreation Center Debt $17.50
Union & IM Fields Debt $29.38
Student Dining Debt $46.05
SPEC Assoc. of Student Governments* $0.50
MISC Registration* $6.50
MISC Student Transit/SafeRide $100.70
MISC Student Transit/SafeRide $1.96
MISC Student ID $5.15
Grad Student Programming Fee $13.25
Night Parking – Fall semester only $8.00
Semester Fees $1,010.82
*NOTE: these fees apply to ALL students, including those in Distance Programs

**Student Activity fees are $183.60 for students in graduate health affairs programs and Law.

Student Activity Fees Detail
Fees – assessed on a flat basis, unless otherwise noted Semester Rate
Student Organizations $19.50
Student Endowed Library Fund* $2.50
Student Legal Services $7.88
Sonja Stone Scholarship $0.50
Safety and Security $1.14
Campus Recreation $64.61
Carolina Union Operating $79.80
Renewable Energy $4.00
Carolina Performing Arts $6.17
*Academic Affairs programs only