You can have the benefit of a high-quality UNC Pembroke education at an incredible cost through the NC Promise Tuition Plan! Taking advantage of NC Promise means undergraduate students will pay $500 per semester for in-state tuition and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state tuition. NC Promise does not affect required fees and other costs of attendance. For more information on costs and fees, please review the FAQs below.
NC Promise dramatically reduces the expense of your college education, saving students at least $10,000 over their four years at UNC Pembroke. It's like receiving a huge scholarship right out of the gate!
NC Promise does not mean we are reducing the quality of education you will receive here. If anything, it is an opportunity to improve quality, access and affordability.
To learn more about how you can benefit from NC Promise, call our Admissions representatives today at 910.521.6262. Visit ncpromise.com for additional details.
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Understanding Total Cost of Attendance
With NC Promise, undergraduate tuition at UNCP is $500 per semester for in-state students and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students. While undergraduate tuition is set through NC Promise, it is important to note there are fees in addition to tuition that impact the total cost of attendance. The estimated total annual cost includes required fees, housing, standard meal plan and health insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to NC Promise. If you have questions that aren't covered below, please reach out to an Admissions representative by calling 910.521.6262.
What is NC Promise?
The State of North Carolina established the NC Promise Tuition Plan to increase access to a quality university education by reducing student costs. Undergraduate students at three UNC System campuses, Elizabeth City State University, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina University, pay only $500 for in-state tuition and $2,500 for out-of-state tuition each fall and spring semester.
While undergraduate tuition is set through NC Promise, there are additional costs and fees. It is important for parents and students to understand the full cost of attendance.
Who is eligible?
There are no eligibility requirements to take advantage of NC Promise. All undergraduate students, including full and part-time new freshmen, returning students, transfer students, and students in online programs, receive the NC Promise tuition rate. Costs for part-time students are pro-rated based on the number of credit hours taken. The out-of-state tuition rate also applies to undergraduate international students.
Will the reduced tuition lessen the quality of education at UNCP?
No! The NC Promise Tuition Plan will not affect our accreditations, academic offerings, student support or campus experience. In fact, we believe by strategically attracting additional students, the plan will result in an enhanced learning environment.
What is the current typical cost of attendance at UNCP and what will it with the NC Promise Tuition Plan?
Although the NC Promise Tuition Plan will reduce students’ cost of attendance, their financial contribution toward a UNCP education is still significant. In-state students save approximately $2,600 a year or more than $10,000 over four years. Out-of-state students will save more than $10,000 a year or approximately $40,000 over four years! Tuition, fees and other estimated costs are detailed below.
Why did our state decide to create this plan?
This significant investment in access to higher education honors the state’s constitutional commitment to make higher education available to all citizens “as free as is reasonably possible.” It also supports economic development in the state by helping North Carolina meet demands for a well-educated workforce, increasing recruitment of high-performing out-of-state students, and decreasing college indebtedness.