We work hard to keep Carolina affordable, and we're committed to meeting 100 percent of your family’s financial need.

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Reducing Barriers

Nearly half of all students admitted to UNC receive financial aid. In 2004, the University launched the Carolina Covenant, a commitment to debt-free financial aid for students who demonstrate the most need. Nearly 700 students are named Covenant Scholars each year.

The Carolina Covenant



of Carolina students graduate with no federal loan debt. The first step in your aid process is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile.

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Paying for College

We know that paying for college is big step, and we’re here to help. We’ve created an estimated cost of attendance budget to help you understand and plan for expenses.

Cost of Attendance

We’ve gathered a list of University and external scholarships that you can explore. When you apply to Carolina, we automatically consider you for University scholarships.


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Estimating Your Costs

Using our net price calculator tool, you can receive an estimate of your eligibility for financial aid and your out-of-pocket expenses. The calculator can give you a head start on planning for college.

Net Price Calculator

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Scholarships and Aid