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How are Tuition and Fees Determined?

Below, you'll learn how the university sets tuition rates and fees.

Tuition Rates are Reviewed & Set Annually

Tuition rates are reviewed by the UNCW’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System and set annually by the North Carolina legislature.

Fees Are Reviewed & Approved

Fees are reviewed and approved by the UNCW’s Board of Trustees with final approval pending the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System review. 

Staff and Faculty Senate representatives, senior executives at the University, and perhaps most importantly, a diverse group of student leaders who represent different student populations (Student Government, undergraduates, and graduates, residential and commuter), weigh in on fees each year.