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Paying for Carolina

International students are not eligible to receive need-based financial aid and should be prepare to pay the full cost of attendance for non-resident students. If you are 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 2015-2016, that was $52,490. At UNC, we’re committed to affordability, and you’ll find that our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the U.S.

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Merit-based Scholarships

We consider all students, including international students, 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. Because these are quite limited in number, we encourage all students to be prepared to pay the full cost of attendance.

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 can receive a scholarship of up to $10,000.

Learn more about scholarships here.

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