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Paying for Carolina

Information, and scholarships, to get you here.

At UNC, we’re committed to affordability, and you’ll find that our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the U.S. International students should understand, though, that they are not eligible to receive need-based financial aid and should be prepared to pay the full cost of attendance for non-resident students. If you’re admitted, we’ll ask you to provide documentation that you have sufficient funds to cover the total cost of attendance for one academic year. In 2013-2014, that was US $45,806.

Merit-based Scholarships
We consider all students, including those from outside the U.S., for a limited number of merit-based scholarships. There is no separate application for these scholarships—just by applying for admission, you’ll automatically be considered for these opportunities.

Students attending one of the 12 United World Colleges (UWC) are eligible for the Davis Scholars Program, providing they demonstrate financial need according to UNC-approved methodology. Admitted Davis UWC students will receive instructions regarding requisite forms for determining financial need. Qualifying Davis UWC Scholars will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000.

View from hallway of UNC academic building of students during class
A shot of the fall foliage from a Carolina residence hall