Cost and Financial Aid


The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid provides an estimated cost of attendance for one year of undergraduate education. Note that North Carolina residents are entitled to lower tuition rates than nonresidents.

Tuition and fees are assessed on a semester basis and are due prior to term registration. Tuition, fees and room rent are subject to change without notice. Payments may be made in advance, in person or by mail.

Please review the Cashier's Office website for policies regarding charges for attendance and important dates.

Financial Aid

SILS Scholarships

The School of Information and Library Science offers two $1,000 scholarships for newly admitted students each application cycle (spring and fall).

UNC Campus Scholarships Programs

The University of North Carolina offers a variety of types of financial aid, both need-based (intended to promote educational access and diversity) and merit-based (scholarships).These, along with how to apply for them, are described on the UNC-CH Office of Scholarships & Student Aid website.

Other Work Opportunities

Numerous student assistant positions are available in on-campus and off-campus information agencies and libraries for students in programs of the School of Information and Library Science. Students must apply directly to the individual departments/organizations for these positions. The school receives notices of part-time job and internship opportunities and makes this information available to students via the SILS jobs listserv. In addition, students are encourage to review all the resources in the Careers section of the SILS website.