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Cost of Attendance - Graduate Students

Estimated annual expenses for full time graduate students:

2014-2015
NC Residents
Out of State Residents
Tuition & Fees
$9,892 $23,580
Books & Supplies
$850 $850
Rent
$8,919 $8,919
Food
$3,638 $3,638
Personal/Travel/Health Ins.
$5,120 $5,120
Loan Fees
$512 $512
TOTAL
$28,931 $42,619

*Indicated costs are good faith estimates. Tuition and fees are finalized with the NC Legislature vote in late summer.

Note: Students enrolled in the following programs pay additional incremental tuition amounts.  See the University Cashier's Office for details.

Master's of Accounting

Master's of Architecture

Master's of Art and Design

Master's of Business Administration

Master's of Financial Mathematics

Master's of Global Innovation Management

Master's of Graphic Design

Master's of Industrial Design

Master's of Landscape Architecture

Master's of Science in Analytics

Direct Costs (billed): 
Direct costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office.

  • Tuition and fees are billed through the University Cashier’s Office several weeks before the beginning of each semester.
  • Health Insurance Opt In costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office when you opt in or do not opt out with Student Health.

Indirect Costs (not billed):
Indirect costs are not billed by the University Cashier’s Office and are not directly paid by financial aid. These costs are based on averages of expenses reported by NC State Students.  For personal budgeting purposes, you can use your own estimates for indirect expenses based on your expected personal spending and circumstances. 

    • Off-campus Rent
    • Off-campus Food
    • Books and Supplies
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel Expenses
    • Health Insurance Opt Out

    CALCULATE YOUR OWN ESTIMATED EXPENSES

    My Tuition and Fees are  $_________________
    My Opt in Health Insurance is + $_______________
    My total direct costs equal
    + $_______________ (D)
       
    My budget for Off Campus Rent is + $_______________
    My budget for Off Campus Food is + $_______________
    My budget for Books and Supplies is + $_______________
    My budget for Personal expenses is  + $_______________
    My budget for travel expenses is   + $_______________
    My Opt out Health Insurance is + $_______________
    My total indirect costs equal

    = $_______________ (I)
       
    My TOTAL costs equal
    = $______________(D+I)

     

    CALCULATE YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS

    Total Costs (see D+I above)   $_________________
    Minus Financial Aid package
    - $_________________
       
    My TOTAL out of pocket costs equal
    = $_________________

     

    ESTIMATE YOUR REFUND

    My financial aid package   $_________________
    Minus my total direct costs (see D above)
    - $_________________
       
    Equals my estimated refund for indirect costs
    = $_________________