North Carolina A&T Will Not Raise Tuition, Fees for 2020-2021

By Todd Simmons / 06/19/2020 Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business and Finance, Students

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 19, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students will not experience an increase in tuition or fees in the coming academic year, thanks to recent decisions by the UNC System Board of Governors (BOG) and A&T Board of Trustees (BOT) to maintain 2019-20 rates.

The BOG determined to hold tuition and mandatory fees at current rates, while the BOT expanded that directive to also maintain current housing, dining and other non-mandatory fees.

The freezes were put in place due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on the economy, including a major spike in unemployment around the country. Those effects are hard felt by many at North Carolina A&T, where a significant percentage of the student body comprises students who are the first in their families to attend college.   

“We appreciate these decisions and the relief they will provide for our students,” said N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “While A&T continues to be the most affordable of the top North Carolina campuses listed in Money magazine’s annual Best Colleges edition, we recognize that current circumstances call for us to do all we can to see that our students are not further disadvantaged during this difficult time.”

N.C. A&T is America’s largest historically black university, with a student body of 12,556 in the 2019-20 school year. It is also rated the nation’s no. 1 public HBCU by U.S. News & World Report, and is one of North Carolina’s top three public research universities.