Total undergraduate costs for nine-month academic year 2016–2017 are about $43,000 for a non-resident living on-campus. This sum includes tuition and fees - about $26,000 per year, books and supplies - $1,000, room and board - $10,500, personal and transportation costs - $2,000, health insurance - $2,300.
Application Fee: A nonrefundable fee $100 for international students must accompany each application for admission.
Room Rent: New incoming students receive instructions on how to apply for housing with the letter of acceptance. Continuing students receive room reservation information each January at their residence hall rooms. The 2016-2017 residence hall room rent ranges from $2,895 to $3,753 per semester and plus a mandatory $115.00 ResNet (internet) charge.
Meals: During their first academic year freshmen electing to reside on campus are required to participate in one of the university’s available meal plans. Meal plans are available to all registered students and costs for 2016-2017 range from $750 to $1,815. Students may also pay for meals individually at the various dining facilities available both on and near campus.
Books and Supplies: Books and supplies are usually purchased during the first week of classes directly from the NCSU Bookstores. Allow approximately $540 per semester for purchasing books and supplies.
Personal Expenses: Personal expenses vary widely among students but the estimate of $750 is based on what students report that they spend on these items.