Cost & Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to making sure that every deserving N.C. A&T student can afford this life-changing college education. We work individually with students and their families to find the best financial aid and payment options to suit your particular financial situation.
How Much Does A&T Cost?
As a public university, N.C. A&T offers a tremendous educational value, particularly for in-state students. The actual cost of your education will depend on several factors: how many credits you plan to take each semester, whether you will live on or off campus and whether you are a North Carolina resident.
A full, more detailed explanation of tuition and fees may be found at the Treasurer's Office section of the website.
What Types of Financial Aid are Available?
All N.C. A&T students are eligible to receive financial aid to help pay for this important educational investment. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and scholarships — awards that do not have to be repaid — as well as work-study jobs and low-interest student loans from the federal government.
How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?
Every prospective college student should complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This single application is all you need to apply for grants, loans, and work-study aid at most colleges and universities. To qualify for NC A&T scholarships, you will need to fill out a separate scholarship application.
Residence for Tuition Purposes
The basis for determining tuition charge is whether a student is a resident or a non-resident for tuition purposes. Initial classification as either a resident or non-resident for tuition purpose is based on information provided on the application for admission. If a student chooses to petition a reclassification of his or her residence status for tuition purposes they must complete and submit the Residence and Tuition Status Application along with all required supporting documentation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than 10th day of the term for which they wish to be considered.
Residency decisions are based on North Carolina statutes (G.S. 116-143.1). The residency classification officer reviews each application on an individual basis using the guidelines provided within these statutes. Specifically, a person seeking residency reclassification must prove:
- That a domicile (permanent home of indefinite duration) was established at least twelve months before the first day of classes for the term and,
- The domicile was maintained for a minimum of twelve continuous months
- The student did not move to North Carolina solely to attend college
- The student moved with the intent to make North Carolina his/her permanent home indefinitely
- The student maintained a continuous presence in the state
There is no checklist of documents that a person applying for residency must submit. The residency classification officer may ask for documentation related to:
- Parents’ home/employment
- Voting activity
- Financial support
- Driving records
- Home ownership or other real estate
- Tax documentation
- School attendance
- Vacation time
Additional information regarding residency may be found in the North Carolina State Residence Classification Manual.
Our staff is here to answer all of your questions about tuition, financial aid and more. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid today.