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2020-2021

Instruction: 53%, Academic Support: 15%; Need-Based Aid: 15%, O&M of Plant: 15%, Student Services: 2%

All need-based financial aid shown above is supported solely through tuition receipts.
  • Academic & Institutional Support – funds academic and operational administration including university leadership and business functions such as finance, human resources, and legal services
  • Instruction – primarily faculty salaries and benefits, supports all aspects of the direct academic mission of the university
  • Need-Based Financial Aid – provides tuition-related aid to students with a demonstrated financial need
  • Student Services – encompasses the student-related administrative needs of the university including admissions, registrar, academic counseling, and career counseling
  • Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of Plant and Other Expenses – contributes to the operation and maintenance of the physical plant, utilities, and IT infrastructure
Tuition Amounts and Fee Breakdown
Classification Resident Non-Resident Notes
Undergraduate Tuition
Regular Term Full-Time Tuition
$7,019.00 $34,882.00 Annual full-time tuition rate
General Fees
Athletics $279.00 $279.00 Funds intercollegiate athletics, including salaries and team operations.
Educational & Technology $442.30 $442.30 Funds specialized instructional supplies and services for scientific and information technology equipment.
Health Services $410.15 $410.15 Funds medical services for students, including the salaries, maintenance and operation of student health centers.
Student Activities $394.16 $394.16 Funds non-academic student services (student unions, intramural facilities, student organizations, newspapers, yearbooks, and entertainment programs).
Campus Security Fee $60.00 $60.00 Funds campus safety and security initiatives, including salaries, training, and operations.
Debt Service $185.85 $185.85 Funds the principal and interest for capital projects. Examples for UNC-Chapel Hill include the Rams Head Recreation Center, Student Dining, Student Union, and IM fields.
Total Fees $1,771.46 $1,771.46
Total Tuition and Fees $8,790.46 $35,929.46

Beginning in August 2017, resident undergraduate tuition is frozen for students who remain continuously enrolled for eight semesters.

In the year ended June 30, 2021, UNC-Chapel Hill received approximately $498 million in appropriations from the North Carolina General Assembly, providing an additional $23,529 towards the total cost of education for each resident student.

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