Financial Information

The DSBA program offers students an academic program with outstanding economic value. From this page, students can find information on tuition and fees, as well as financial assistance opportunities.

Information on North Carolina resident status for tuition purposes is available here.

estimated Tuition & Fees for fall 2020-spring 2021

Hours Taken North Carolina Residents (per semester) Non-Residents of North Carolina (per semester)
0-2 2,187.40 3,866.65
3-5 3,604.40 6,962.90
6-8 5,418.75 10,456.50
9+ 7,310.50 14,027.50


The University of North Carolina Board of Governors establishes the tuition and fee structure for the program during the spring of the prior academic year. The cost of attendance varies each semester, and is contingent on a student's enrollment (full or part-time), residency status and associated university and program fees.

Detailed information on the fall 2020 - spring 2021 DSBA tuition and fees can be found here.

General information regarding UNC Charlotte’s graduate tuition and fees can be found here.

Please note that the DSBA program typically expects completion of the internship course during the summer between the first and second years. Students are encouraged to consider the tuition and fees associated with this course during the summer within your financial planning.

International Students

The International Student Scholars Office (ISSO) develops an annual estimate of costs for a non-resident, full-time enrolled student in the Data Science & Business Analytics program. A detailed breakdown for the 2020-2021 academic year can be found here.

For additional information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Data Science awards a limited number of graduate assistantships to students enrolled in the DSBA and HIA programs each semester. Graduate teaching assistants are assigned to one or more faculty members to support class preparation and research.

More information on DSBA Graduate Assistantships can be found here.

General information regarding The Graduate School’s Assistantship program can be found here.

Funding Resources

Visit the Graduate School’s website to learn about additional funding resources available to graduate students.

Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers several federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs to graduate students at UNC Charlotte who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA helps U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens gain access to gift aid (repayment not required) such as grants, or self-help aid (direct repayment or service required), like loans and Federal Work Study awards. For assistance with the FAFSA or your financial aid search, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid in Reese 122, or visit their website at

To visit UNC Charlotte's Graduate School Financial Aid website, please click here.