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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Our programs are among the most affordable in the U.S., and financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Tuition and Fees

RN to BSN

North Carolina Resident Tuition and Fees: $164.81 per credit hour; $4,779.49 program*

Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition and Fees: $636.73 per credit hour; $18,465.17 program*

In order to make an accurate residency determination on applications for any higher education institution in North Carolina, and in compliance with state law, the University of North Carolina system now requires students to request residency classification from the new Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina. Since this form and questionnaire are controlled by the State of North Carolina, and they have dedicated individuals to assist you, we would recommend you call the Residency Decision Service with questions you have about the process or questionnaire. Please see the contact information below:

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Credit Hours and Tuition & Fees are for Nursing courses. Additional courses may be required. A minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed at UNCW.

Toll-free Student Number 844.319.3640
Local Student Number 919.835.2290
Fax Number 919.835.2427
Email rdsinfo@ncresidency.org


MSN Nurse Educator

North Carolina Resident Tuition and Fees: $218.05 per credit hour; $8,041.44 program*

Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition and Fees: $817.02 per credit hour; $27,807.45 program*

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Credit Hours and Tuition & Fees are for Nursing courses. Additional courses may be required.


Financial Aid

Navigating the world of financial aid can be overwhelming. We're here to help you understand how the various programs blend together to create a financial aid package just for you.

Applying for Financial Aid

Many types of financial aid are available to students who qualify.

Step 1: Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for Federal Student Aid, including PLUS and unsubsidized student loans.

  • Filing the FAFSA online is fastest, at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Complete the FAFSA as early as possible, or after taxes are completed for the previous year.
  • Students do not have to wait to be admitted to file the FAFSA.
  • Include UNCW's federal school code, 002984, so we have permission to access FAFSA information.
  • Complete new FAFSA each year.
  • March 1 is the priority deadline for filing the FAFSA. FAFSAs continue to be processed after this date and throughout the academic year; but students are encouraged to file early for the best chance to receive limited funding.

Step 2: Apply for a Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) to sign the FAFSA.

  • For dependent students, both parent and student must sign the FAFSA.
  • Request a separate PIN for student and parent.

For full details on the types of financial aid available and the financial aid process, visit our financial aid website.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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