The University of the People

Carolina works hard to make the dream of an excellent college education possible. A key step is keeping Carolina affordable for all students. Doing so bolsters our ability to build a strong community, strengthen student success and serve North Carolina and beyond.

Keep reading to learn about how Carolina works to make a world-class education accessible to all.

Expanding its long-standing commitment to access and affordability, UNC-Chapel Hill will cover tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates whose family income is less than $80,000, starting fall 2024.

“We want to make sure students know financial constraints should not stand in the way of their dreams,” said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz.



A large crowd of students on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill near a popular student hangout called

At UNC, we serve our students by ensuring that finances are never a barrier to the world-class education we provide. We live our values as a public institution, allowing our student body to flourish while advancing the mission of the University. UNC is where access meets excellence.

Rachelle Feldman, vice provost for enrollment

Rachelle Feldman

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