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Tuition and Fees Schedule

The program can be pursued on a full time or a part time basis. For all UNC staff and for many employees of organizations in the RTP area, some or all courses can be paid for through employee training benefit programs (please check with your employer or check with us!).

Tuition and fees will depend on the number of credit hours that a student decides to enroll in any given semester (i.e. 0-2.9 hours, 3-5.9 hours, 6-8.9 hours or 9 and above).

The following schedule shows the tuition and fees per semester, for both resident and non-resident students.

Online students should refer to the "Off-Campus" section listed below.


Chart for Estimated Tuition and Fees

(Last updated October, 2019)

For the most up to date information on tuition and fees check the University Cashier’s website.



  • Informatics Merit scholarships are available. Applicants will be reviewed for scholarship funds during the application review process. There is no need to submit additional paperwork to be considered for the Informatics Merit scholarship funds.
  • At this time, the Carolina Health Informatics program (CHIP) at UNC – Chapel Hill seeks a talented, highly motivated post-doctorate student with a background in healthcare or related discipline for the NLM Biomedical and Data Science Research Training Program. All tuition and fees are included, plus a 12 month stipend. 

.................Post-Doctoral Trainee Applicant Requirements:

    • Ph.D. in Health Sciences (e.g., Nursing, Medicine, PT/OT), Pharmacy, Computer Science, Information Science, Biomedical Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical discipline.  
    • Acceptance into the CHIP Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics degree program. 
    • US citizen or permanent resident. 
    • For more information please visit this page.


Additional financial/funding information:

  • NC Residency: Residents of North Carolina may attend UNC at Chapel Hill at a significantly lower cost. Please refer to the Graduate School's Web site for North Carolina Residency for Tuition Purposes, which contains information about NC residency requirements and how to apply for resident status.
  • Need-Based Financial Aid: Need-based assistance is handled by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. Application is made by completing the FAFSA form and requesting that financial information be sent to UNC at Chapel Hill. For questions regarding need-based aid, please consult OSSA directly.
  • UNC's Graduate Funding Information Center: GFIC supports current and prospective UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students seeking sources of funding for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities.
  • Work opportunities: Numerous student assistant positions are available in on-campus and off-campus units. Students must apply directly to the individual departments or organizations for these positions. Students are encouraged to visit the Work and Project Opportunities on our website, as well as other resources on campus (for example: the Careers section of the SILS website).


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