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Below is an estimate of the entire two-year program costs for the class of 2024.

Tuition and Fees*

  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition   $56,718 $102864
Institution Fees  $6050
Program Fees  $500


* Tuition and fees are costs that will be directly charged to you by the University Cashier and may be changed each year by the UNC Board of Governors. Students are billed at the beginning of each semester upon enrollment. To view the most update tuition rates, please visit the UNC Cashier’s tuition and fees website. Students should also review the Tuition Refund Policy.

Academic-Related Cost Estimates
Castle Branch, Inc. Immunizations/Compliance Tracking  $150
CPR/BLS, ACLS, PALS Training Materials  $110
Background Checks/Drug Screenings  $150
PANCE Prep Board Review Course  $70
Laptop  $1,500
Lab Clothes, Coat, Scrubs  $310
Stethoscope/Medical Tools/Textbooks  $2,650
AAPA/NCAPA Dues  $250
Clinical Education Travel*  $1,200
Clinical Education Housing*  $3,000
Personal Cost Estimates
Room  $25,888
Board  $10,072
Health Insurance**  $2,896
* Clinical rotation travel and housing occur in the second year of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to have adequate housing and travel accommodations for each rotation. The program supports housing applications to NC AHEC as an alternative cost-effective option for lodging for clinical sites more than 60 miles from campus. The program nor NC AHEC guarantees approval of requests. NC AHEC approved housing costs are incurred by the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

** All eligible students enrolled in the UNC System Colleges and Universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, are required to have health insurance coverage.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using code 002974 as soon as possible after January 1 of each year.

For information about the financial aid process, estimated costs, and types of aid available, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid website.

For information about departmental aid opportunities please see the Department of Health Sciences’ financial resources website.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical (MD or DO), dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and physician assistant training programs. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between two and four years in a community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site. Awards are made to applicants most committed to serving underserved people, most likely to build successful careers in HPSAs, and meet future needs for care throughout the nation. Application instructions can be found at the NHSC website.

The North Carolina Forgivable Education Loan for Service Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolina resident students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.

US Department of Veterans Affairs If you are interested in working for the VA in the future, there is information available about educational assistance programs for employees.

Veteran Benefits & Financial Aid Resources