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NC State is consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Value universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Paying for College

Attending college is an investment. We understand you and your family are utilizing all resources to invest in your future, and we’re committed to making sure you graduate prepared for the workforce with as little debt as possible.

NC State combines affordable cost with a high return on investment. Learn how to financially prepare for your college tuition and expenses through the resources below.

Calculate Your Cost

Use NC State’s Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial aid award and out-of-pocket costs.

Net Price Calculator

Residency Determination Information

As of February 2017, the Residency Determination Service (RDS) is responsible for all tuition residency classifications, reclassification requests and appeals. To apply for in-state residency consideration for tuition purposes, you must apply through the Residency Determination Service (RDS) for a Residency Classification Number (RCN). NC State must receive your RCN to verify your tuition residency classification with RDS. You will be classified out-of-state for tuition purposes until we receive your tuition residency classification from RDS. Submit your RCN on your application or through your wolfPAW account after applying.

For assistance, contact RDS:
844-319-3640 (phone)
919-835-2427 (fax)

28% Less Debt

NC State students owe far less than their peers when they graduate, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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