Cost of Attendance – Undergraduate Students

Estimated annual expenses for full time undergraduate students living on or off campus:

2015-16
NC Residents
Out of State Residents
Tuition & Fees
$8,581 $24,932
Books & Supplies
$1,076 $1,076
Housing
$6,375 $6,375
Meals
$3,936 $3,936
Personal Expenses
$1,500 $1,500
Transportation
$890 $890
Loan Fees
$40 $40
TOTAL
$22,398 $38,749

Estimated annual expenses for full-time undergraduate students living with parents or other relatives:

2015-16
NC Residents
Out of State Residents
Tuition & Fees
$8,581 $24,932
Books & Supplies
$1,076 $1,076
Living Allowance
$3,936 $3,936
Personal Expenses
$1,500 $1,500
Transportation
$890 $890
Loan Fees
$40 $40
TOTAL
$16,023 $32,374

Health insurance expenses are not included in the total cost of attendance.  Students who purchase the University’s health insurance plan may contact their financial aid counselor to request the expense be included in their individual cost of attendance.

*Indicated costs are good faith estimates. Tuition and fees are finalized with the NC Legislature vote in late summer.

Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture (5th year) program pay additional incremental tuition amounts. See the University Cashier’s Office for details.

Direct Costs (billed):  
Direct costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office.

  • Tuition and fees are billed through the University Cashier’s Office several weeks before the beginning of each semester.
  • On-campus room costs are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you apply for and are assigned a room with University Housing.
  • On-campus meal plans are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you select a meal plan with University Dining.
  • Health Insurance Opt In costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office when you opt in or do not opt out with Student Health.

Indirect Costs (not billed):
Indirect costs are not billed by the University Cashier’s Office and are not directly paid by financial aid. These costs are based on averages of expenses reported by NC State Students.  For personal budgeting purposes, you can use your own estimates for indirect expenses based on your expected personal spending and circumstances.

      • Off-campus Rent
      • Off-campus Food
      • Books and Supplies
      • Personal Expenses
      • Travel Expenses
      • Health Insurance Opt Out

CALCULATE YOUR OWN ESTIMATED EXPENSES

My Tuition and Fees are   $________________
My on-campus room rent is + $________________
My on-campus meal plan is + $________________
My Opt in Health Insurance is + $________________
My total direct costs equal
= $________________ (D)
My budget for Off Campus Rent is + $_______________
My budget for Off Campus Food is + $_______________
My budget for Books and Supplies is + $_______________
My budget for Personal expenses is + $_______________
My budget for travel expenses is + $_______________
My Opt out Health Insurance is + $_______________
My total indirect costs equal
= $_______________ (I)
My TOTAL costs equal
= $______________(D+I)

CALCULATE YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS

Total Costs (see D+I above)   $_________________
Minus Financial Aid package
– $_________________
My TOTAL out of pocket costs equal
= $_________________

ESTIMATE YOUR REFUND

My financial aid package   $_________________
Minus my total direct costs (see D above)
– $_________________
Equals my estimated refund for indirect costs
= $_________________