Premier education, affordable price

Funding academic pursuits can be challenging. At the Gillings School, members of our faculty and staff are committed to placing a world-class education within your reach. Discover what you need to know about tuition and fees, overall costs of a Gillings School education and how to apply for financial aid. For information on tuition and financial aid for the Online MPH program, visit this page.

For details on costs and fees for the current academic year, consult the Office of the University Cashier’s Tuition and Fees chart (Gillings School information begins on page 9).

Cashier’s Office Tuition Estimator

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Tuition at Carolina is lower than at any of our peer schools… as it has been for decades!

UNC-Chapel Hill opened its doors in 1795 as the first public university in the nation. Keeping education affordable is part of our charter. We have a ferocious commitment to providing all students with an affordable education.

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Best Value

Carolina retains its best in-state rankings for 18 years in a row and takes top honors for out-of-state value. (Kiplinger’s Best College Values, 2019)

Experts in higher education describe UNC-Chapel Hill as one of the “public Ivies” because we deliver the kind of learning experience offered at private, Ivy-League institutions.

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Committed to You

If you are admitted to the Gillings School, we work with you to make it possible for you to enroll and succeed.

With tuition and fees that are among the lowest in the nation and many scholarships and paid work opportunities available on campus, we offer a variety of ways to help you fund your education and set you on the path to success.


Visit the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid for cost estimates for tuition and fees. You also will find important financial deadlines and a guide to student billing.

Office of Scholarships and Student Aid Budgeting Calculator

Note: Tuition rates are determined by the North Carolina General Assembly and may not be finalized until late summer each year.

International Students:
Unless you have written confirmation from the School or University, you will not receive funding and should plan on financing your study in the U.S. as you have indicated on your Graduate Student Financial Certificate Form through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.