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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of North Carolina at Greensboro tuition is $4,422 per year for in-state residents. This is 37% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 76% cheaper than the average North Carolina tuition of $18,281 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in North Carolina amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 57th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $19,581 which represents a 343% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,828 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,250.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,183 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Greensboro should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,226 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,538 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state North Carolina residents to go to UNCG is $20,659 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have North Carolina residence can expect a one year cost of $35,818.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of North Carolina at Greensboro and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Estimated Budgets
North Carolina Resident Total Budget $20,659
   In-State Tuition$4,422
   Other Fees$2,828
   Room and Board$10,183
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,226
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $35,818
   Out-of-State Tuition$19,581
   Other Fees$2,828
   Room and Board$10,183
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,226
   Books and Supplies$1,000

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,659 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UNCG net price for in-state students is $10,076* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

58% of University of North Carolina at Greensboro students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,855. 48 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,347. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,076*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid58%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,855
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants48%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,347

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,923
$30,001 to $48,000$9,530
$48,001 to $75,000$13,953
$75,001 to $110,000$17,714
$110,000+$18,418

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,659 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,659. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

48%
29%
23%

Grants and Scholarships

 48% - $8,855

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,385

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 23% -  $4,193

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
East Carolina University0.7% more expensive
Coastal Carolina University149.2% more expensive
Virginia Commonwealth University156.4% more expensive
West Virginia University Institute of Technology57.4% more expensive
Citadel Military College of South Carolina98.3% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UNCG is $82,636 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $7,375 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $29,500**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $103,295 or $36,875 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,211
North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,330
Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,790
Non-North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,909

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of North Carolina at Greensboro are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Price per credit hour for North Carolina residents$553
Cost for one class for North Carolina residents (3 credit hours)$1,659
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$2,448
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$7,344
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$9,792

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 62% of University of North Carolina at Greensboro students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,385. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $24,595.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of North Carolina at Greensboro? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $29,500, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $36,602.73. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 58% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,375. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of North Carolina at Greensboro student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$305.02
Amount Borrowed$29,500.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,102.73
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$36,602.73

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UNCG? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of North Carolina at Greensboro, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $36,602.73 would be needed to afford a $305.02 monthly payment in the example $29,500.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,779 to $4,422. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $82,636.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,411$113,644
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,260$145,041
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $46,278$185,114
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $53,573$214,292

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of North Carolina at Greensboro to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 148 0% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 135 1% costlier
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 121 0% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 89 7% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 84 1% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 79 17% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 67 6% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 59 3% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 44 3% costlier
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 41 7% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 38 1% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 36 6% cheaper
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 35 20% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 32 16% cheaper
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 30 3% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 28 1% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 24 21% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 23 2% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 22 9% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 18 15% cheaper
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Bachelor's Degree 17 5% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 16 23% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 14 5% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 14 7% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 4% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 14 3% costlier
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 12 1% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 12 13% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 11% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 14% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 25% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 1% costlier
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 8 6% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 17% cheaper
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 24% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 7 2% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 4% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 4% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 5 13% cheaper
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Drama and Dance Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 3% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 4 14% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 4 11% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 3 10% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 21% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 13% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 21% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 4% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Bachelor's Degree 1 33% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper

Calculators

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About University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a four year public college located in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 15,706 and part time is 3,941. Learn more about getting accepted at University of North Carolina at Greensboro at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1000 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, North Carolina
27402-6170

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199148 IPEDS survey data.