For traditional undergraduate day students, the Comprehensive Fee includes all basic costs such as tuition, fees, standard room and board. For additional information concerning the Comprehensive Fee check the Tuition & Fees web page or view the chart below.

In addition to the comprehensive fee, traditional day students will also have book costs, which will vary based on the student’s course selection and other factors. Students may also have special course fees added to the charges. Indirect costs such as transportation and miscellaneous costs will vary from student to student. Students and parents should budget for these items based on the student’s individual situation. If the student chooses another housing option besides the standard double room, additional fees are charged.  For students living on-campus, information on housing tiers and their costs can be found at Amounts in this chart are annual (covering both the Fall and Spring terms). Students will be billed by semester by the Office of Student Accounts.

2022-2023 School Year Cost of Attendance
Standard Fee Breakdown

Tuition & Fees$41,916
Room (Standard - Tier 1) & Dining Plan$16,524
NC State Dining Tax$556
Comprehensive/Direct Costs (items shown on bill)$58,996
Additional Allowances:
Estimated Books/Supplies$1,500
Estimated Personal Expenses$2,280



Please note that the published rate is a preliminary rate that is subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Final rates are approved by the Board at the Board meeting preceding the fall semester for which the new rates apply.

Here is more information on the NC Dining Plan State Sales Tax

In addition to the items mentioned above there are a few additional charges that may show on the student’s tuition bill:

  1. Tuition Protection Insurance – click for more information on this protection, how to enroll or how to waive it
  2. Student Health Insurance – click for more information on this insurance plan, how to enroll or how to waive it
  3. An additional charge of $890 will be added to your bill for any registered credit hour in excess of 18 hours in either semester during the 2022-2023 academic year