General expenses to participate in the Summer Start program include tuition and fees, housing, dining, and books. Your individual expenses will depend on how many courses you take, how much you want to spend on meals, and what books/supplies you need to purchase. And, don’t forget your extra spending money!

Costs for 2017

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees (estimated for 6 credit hours) $1,797.30 $5,349.30
Housing (includes internet and laundry) $682.50 $682.50
Dining (12 meals/week + dining dollars) $500 $500
Textbooks (estimated) $200 $200
TOTAL* $3,179.80 $6,731.80

*Costs may vary and depend on number of credit hours student is enrolled in. For more information, visit the Cashiers Office.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid will be available for the Summer Start program depending on your specific circumstances. To be considered for financial assistance, make sure you have completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and that it has been sent to NC State University. As a reminder, NC State’s priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is March 1.

Click here to learn more about NC State’s eligibility requirements to receive financial aid.

Questions about your financial aid for the summer? Contact your NC State Financial Aid Counselor! Counselors are assigned by last name and you can find yours by clicking here. If you receive financial aid for Summer Start, you will be notified in around May 10 following the Summer Start program application deadline.

To learn more about the services and resources offered to help you financially navigate your academic career, including applying and receiving financial aid, visit the NC State Student Services Center.

Viewing & Paying Your Bill

Summer Session II tuition and fees will be available on May 23 via MyPack Portal and are due by June 8. Please note: there is no payment plan available during the summer so all bills must be paid by June 8.

Use the links below to access resources available through the NC State Student Services Center for more information about your bill:

Should you be interested in giving your parent or guardian online access to view your financial (billing/payment) and academic information (schedule/grades):

Housing During Summer Start

Beginning in fall 2017, NC State requires all first-year students to live in University Housing, and as such, all first-year students participating in Summer Start will be required to live on-campus during the summer as well. Exemptions from the live on requirement may be available, and to learn more about NC State’s first year requirement and possible exemptions, please click here.

Summer Start participants will be living in Tucker Hall in 2017. Click here to learn more about Tucker Hall. Mark your calendar for Summer Start housing Move-In on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm! More information about Move-In will come in late-May.

Note: The application for summer housing will be separate from your fall semester housing request. The housing application for Summer Start will be available via MyPack Portal on May 16 at 9:00am.

Same-sex roommates will be assigned. Several dining facilities are located within walking distance of the residence hall. Meal plans are available in varying levels and are listed as part of the program costs.

Participants are also given access to all the amenities they will have in the fall semester. The Student Health CenterCarmichael Gymnasium, and the NCSU Libraries are all operational during the summer.

To learn more about University Housing during Summer Start, visit University Housing’s specific
Summer Start page!

Interim Housing Option Post-Summer Start

Students may have the option to move into their fall housing assignment early following the end of the Summer Start program. To move solely their belongings into their fall placement, a fee of $25 will be billed to the student account. To move in their belongings, receive a key, and stay in the room for the gap period between the summer and fall semester, a fee of $210 will be billed to the student account. Students will be able to sign up for this option during Summer Start. It is possible your fall housing residence hall may be under construction during the summer, in which case interim housing options may not be available.

Meal Plans for Summer

Students living on campus during Summer Start will be required to purchase a meal plan through University Dining, but students living off campus are also invited to purchase a meal plan as well.

During summer sessions, University Dining offers three options at various price points for meal plans:

  • 12 Meals Per Week + 50 Dining Dollars ($500)
  • 40 Meals During Summer Start + 50 Dining Dollars ($385)
  • Commuter/Apartment: 250 Dining Dollars Only ($250)
    Note: The Commuter/Apartment plan is only available for students living off-campus, Wolf Village or Wolf Ridge apartments.

Students are able to purchase the meal plan option that best meets their needs during Summer Start. For more information on the meal plan options and tips in selecting the right meal plan, please visit the University Dining website.

Click here to sign up for a summer meal plan.