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Learn about summer financial aid and estimated program costs below!

While there are costs associated with taking summer classes (such as tuition, fees and books), NC State and the Summer Start program are committed to assisting students in participating in the program. The amount of available financial aid varies year to year, but financial aid may be available for the Summer Start program depending on your specific circumstances. Review the information below to learn more about financial aid and the potential costs associated with participating in Summer Start.

Have questions about finances? Please not hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions you may have!

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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 (Federal School Code: 002972).

To help in learning more and applying for financial aid, follow the steps below:

  1. Discover more information about the different types of financial aid by clicking here.
  2. Find out if you are eligible for financial aid by reviewing NC State’s eligibility requirements to receive financial aid. Note: To receive financial aid, you must be in a degree-seeking program and enrolled in at least six credit hours during the Summer Start program.
  3. Click here to learn about the six steps you must take to apply for and receive financial aid.
  4. Still have questions? Find out who your financial aid counselor is by clicking here. You can email your counselor or call Scholarships & Financial Aid at 919.515.NCSU.
  5. Please note that changes in number of credit hours taken or on-campus housing status may result in a change in awarded financial aid, even after it has been offered/and or disbursed by NC State.

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.

Program Costs

Your individual expenses will depend on how many courses you take, how much you want to spend on books/supplies you need to purchase. And, don’t forget your extra spending money!

Costs from Summer 2024
Please see below the 2024 Summer tuition, fees, and expenses cost for students taking an estimated 6 credit hours. You can find the full list of Summer Session tuition rates on the Student Services webpage.

Tuition & Fees (estimated for 6 credit hours)$2,276.00$7,994.00
On-Campus University Housing
(including required internet and streaming)
University Dining Meal Plan$515.00$515.00
Textbooks (estimated)$217.00$217.00
2024 Summer Tuition & Fees
**Please note you will also pay sales tax on that meal plan of 7.25%, which is an additional $37**

*Note: Please note that changes in number of credit hours taken may result in a change in awarded financial aid, even after it has been offered/and or disbursed by NC State. Additionally, costs may vary and depend on number of credit hours student is enrolled in. For more information, visit the Cashiers Office.

Viewing & Paying Your Bill

Summer Session II tuition and fees will be available in late-May and be due in early-June. Students will receive information from the Cashier’s Office when bills are available.

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 (schedule/grades) information:

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