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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.

Stair-Step Model Cohorts and Tuition* 
Entering Years Credit Hours Tuition Student Fees**
17/18, 18/19, 19/20, 20/21 1 – 5.9 Hours $877.38 $1,008.56
6 – 8.9 Hours $1,754.75
9 – 11.9 Hours $2,632.13
12+/Full Load $3,509.50
*does not apply to summer terms
**Student Fees-All students are subject to mandatory student fees. 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 10th for fall semester and January 31st for spring semester. See the student fees page for information about additional fees, including course fees, and other fees related to specific academic programs.

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.