Graduate Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Required Fees for Graduate

Tuition and fees listed cover the entire 2024-25 school year and will be billed over two semesters, Fall and Spring. The billing schedule for the Fall and Spring semesters is as follows:

Fall Semester:

  • Bills will be posted in TouchNet on or before Friday, July 5, 2024.
  • Payment for Fall semester bills will be due on August 1, 2024.

Spring Semester:

  • Bills will be posted in TouchNet on or before Tuesday, December 3, 2024.
  • Payment for Spring semester bills will be due on January 2, 2025.

By adhering to the multi-year billing calendar and ensuring transparency regarding charges, UNCSA aims to facilitate smooth financial planning for students and their families throughout the academic year. UNCSA does not require any additional charges associated with the verification of student identity. Learn more about the Fixed Tuition Program.

Tuition and most fees for part-time students are prorated based on 12 credits hours for full-time. See a breakdown for per-credit charges.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each year depending on the NC Legislature budget bill.

Tuition Rates (Fall & Spring)
Graduate In-State $9,696
Graduate Out-of-State $24,399
Room & Meal Plans (Fall & Spring)
Center Stage Apartment (Double Occupancy)  $8,906
Center Stage Apartment (Quad Occupancy) $7,074
All Access Meal Plan $4,817.14
175 Meal Plan  $3,349.10
General Fees (all)
Health & Wellness Fees (Fall & Spring) $908
Health Center $617
Counseling Services $291
Activity $770
College Activity (Fall & Spring) $711
Mail Center $59
Educational & Technology (Fall & Spring) $771
Campus Security Fee (Fall & Spring) $60

Mandatory Major Health Insurance — unless waiver is submitted online each semester (before deadline) at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Waiver not applicable to foreign students.

*Default enrollment plan

*Value Plan (PPO)

Premium Plan (PPO)

School Special Fees (applicable by school) (Fall & Spring)
School of Design & Production Students $412
School of Filmmaking $1,520
School of Music $695
Special Fees (all)
University-wide Production Fee (Fall & Spring) $264
One Card $60
Application Fees
Application Fee - Domestic  $95
Application Fee - Foreign $130
Miscellaneous Fees
Transportation (Fall & Spring) $130
Parking Decal $90
Transcript Fee $7
Returned Check Fee $25
New Student $82
Continuing Student $16
One Card  
Lost/Temporary ID Card, if needed $25
Replacement One Card, if needed $15
One Card Trade-In, if needed $5
Graduation Fee (for graduating students only) $75
Replacement Diploma $50

Additional Estimated Costs of Attendance**
In addition to billable school costs, students may incur other expenses to live and go to school for the academic year.

**Based on 2024-2025 Costs of Attendance for Financial Aid Purposes 


Books and Supplies Allowance (estimated) $1,170
Food Allowance (estimated)

In-state on/off-campus
Out-of-state on/off-campus


Housing Allowance (estimated)

In-state on/off-campus
Out-of-state on/off-campus


Transportation Allowance (estimated)



Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Allowance (estimated)


Student Loan Fees (estimated average)