< To Afford


We want Carolina to be affordable to any student who earns admission. As part of this effort, we work hard to keep costs as low as possible. For both North Carolinians and out-of-state students, tuition here is lower than at most other top universities in the country.

Another way we foster affordability is through scholarships. Some of our scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need; these scholarships require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/PROFILE be submitted to Carolina by the priority deadline of March 1. Other scholarships are awarded on the basis of extraordinary strengths in one or more areas. Some of these scholarships require separate applications, but most require only the application for admission.

Learn more about University scholarships.

A third way we promote affordability is by helping students identify scholarships that aren’t administered by Carolina.

Explore other scholarship opportunities.

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