Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the program are computed on a credit-hour basis. The estimated 2017-18 tuition for the MATC is:

  N.C. resident Non-resident
 Tuition per credit hour*  $651  $1,438
 Tuition per course*  $1,953  $4,314
 Estimated program tuition (30 credit hours)*  $19,530  $43,140

*Tuition and fees are subject to change and generally increase each academic year Please see "Other Program Costs" below for information on the one-time on-campus sessions fee and other costs associated with the program.

Administrative Fees

Students pay the following UNC-Chapel Hill administrative fees:

  Per credit hour*
 Fees per credit hour*  $26.42
 Fees per course  $79.26
Estimated program fees (30 credit hours)*  $792.60

*Tuition and fees are university estimates for the 2015-16 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change and generally increase each academic year. 

Other Program Costs

Orientation and summer residency fee:  Students pay a one-time fee of $500 to support programming for two mandatory on-campus sessions: a two-day orientation held in August prior to the start of the program and a weeklong summer residency in May between their first and second years in the program.  The non-refundable fee must be paid before enrolling for the first semester. This fee is in addition to travel costs (transportation, lodging and meal expenses) to attend on-campus sessions and will be billed directly by the University.

Books, software and other course supplies:  Students should budget $150 per course for books, software, subscriptions or other purchases required by the instructor.

Computers and internet connection:  Students are expected to have access to an updated computer running the latest Mac or PC operating system. A home broadband Internet connection is required.

Financial Aid and Installment Payment Plan*

Federal financial aid is available for MATC students who are enrolled a minimum of 4.5 hours per semester and who show financial need. The aid is typically limited to federal loans.  No scholarships, grants, assistantships or fellowships are currently available through the UNC School of Media and Journalism.

For more information, please contact Client Services at the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. Telephone hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST/EDT Monday through Friday / 919.962.8396

Student Account Services offers an installment payment plan.

*Financial aid, tuition payment plans, and all other financial arrangements are made through the University Cashier or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. The School of Media and Journalism does not handle any monetary issues in house.