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Costs to Attend Graduate School

The direct costs of attending graduate school include tuition, fees, and health insurance — expenses for which the University will bill each enrolled student. Indirect costs (which are not part of enrollment) include housing, meals, books and supplies, travel, loan fees, and other personal expenses.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, your tuition cost is determined by your field of study (tuition rates vary by school and program and are set by the North Carolina General Assembly) and by your residency (because UNC-Chapel Hill is a state university, North Carolina residents are eligible for a reduced tuition rate).

Current information about tuition and fees, types of tuition support, and opportunities for external funding is posted on the UNC Graduate School website and updated regularly. We recommend that students review the SSW additional resources for funding guide for potential award opportunities and the UNC Graduate School Handbook for detailed information about policies and practices affecting tuition at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The MSW FAQ page also contains information regarding the cost of attendance for MSW students.