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  • Student fees may be escalated up to 5% (typical is 3%); consult your OSR Sponsored Projects Specialist or SPO Grants Analyst for consideration of any other escalation levels
  • Application of guidance on federal funding sources includes training grants
  • Account Code for Student Fees Allowable on Federal funding sources: 568731
  • Account Code for Student Fees Unallowable on Federal funding sources: 568732
  • Student fees on accounts 568731 and 568732 are exempt from Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs
  • Proposal and awards from NON-federal funding sources (chartfield sources other than 49000) may budget and charge all student fees (sum of fees on accounts 568731 and 568732)
  • Office of Sponsored Research Memo – Dated January 8, 2020

Revised on 08/04/2020

Allowable Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021

AllowableMandatory Standard FeeDescriptionAnnual RateAcademic Semester RateHealth Semester Rate
ALLOWABLE - Total Mandatory Standard Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021:$1,224.20$612.11$609.61
Yes Campus Security1This fee funds Campus Security Initiatives$30.00$15.00$15.00
Yes Educational Technology-XX1The Educational (E) component provides support to cover charges for items related to courses or curricula including hardware and software applications, supplies for educational materials and laboratory expenses and equipment. The funds are used by individual schools to address student needs that are unique to the educational requirements within a specific school or program.$442.30$221.15$221.15
Yes MISC Registration1These fees help to support the maintenance of the registration processes.$13.00$6.50$6.50
Yes MISC Safe RideStudent representatives recognized the need for late-night weekend off-campus bus service to and from the Franklin Street Corridor.$3.92$1.96$1.96
Yes MISC Student IDThis fee offsets the shortfall of fee revenue with reciepts for the UNC ONE CARD.$10.30$5.15$5.15
Yes MISC Student Transit The Student Transportation/Safe Ride(“ST/SR”) supports essential student transportation services to and around UNC campus and the surrounding communities. $201.39$100.70$100.70
Yes Renewable EnergyThis fee was implemented based upon a student referendum and will be used for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  The student Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee, which is a part of Student Government, governs disbursement of the funds and makes decisions about its use of the funds throughout each academic year.  $8.00$4.00$4.00
Yes Safety and SecurityThe Student Safety & Security Committee receives 75% of this fee, and the Survivor's Assistance fund receives the remaining 25%. The Student Safety & Security Committee allocates funds to promising programs which aim to improve safety and security on campus. The Survivor's Assistance Fund is used to subsidise necessary medical services at Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals in the aftermath of a sexual assault.$2.27$1.14$1.14
Yes Student Dining DebtCarolina Dining Services (CDS) uses this fee to subsidize the shortfall in fee revenue with other departmental funds.$92.10$46.05$46.05
Yes Student Endow Libr FundThese fees help to support library services.$5.00$2.50$2.50
Yes Student HealthThe Student Health Fee provides funding for Campus Health Services (CHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Student Wellness. $400.16$200.08$200.08
Yes Student Legal ServicesThis fee gives students access to affordable legal services. They encounter legal problems such as consumer issues that affect their access to affordable housing and their credit history, traffic tickets and other minor criminal matters that can affect their ability to get a job upon graduation or enter graduate school. In addition to advising students on a daily basis on a broad range of legal matters, we conduct numerous preventative law presentations each semester to educate students about legal matters that affect their health, safety and welfare. $15.76$7.88$7.88

Unallowable Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021

AllowableMandatory Standard FeeDescriptionAnnual RateAcademic Semester RateHealth Semester Rate
UNALLOWABLE - Total Mandatory Standard Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021:$759.65$389.96$389.96
NoAthleticThe student athletic fee provides university students the opportunity to attend regular season athletic events, including home contests for football and basketball. It is also used to provide additional funding for the olympic sport programs in the areas of operating budgets and coaches salaries. The fee is used to help maintain athletic fields and facilities, some of which are used by members of the student body and university community. The fee allows the athletics department to offer reduced rates to faculty, staff and students at Finley Golf Course. $279.00$139.50$139.50
No Campus RecreationCampus Recreation strives to meet the recreation and fitness needs of all UNC students, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and faculty/staff through a variety of facilities, equipment, and programs. Campus Recreation also provides employment opportunities which will, in turn, enhance students' skills in the areas of responsibility, decision making, crisis management, conflict resolution and interpersonal relations, among others. The majority of Campus Recreation’s funds are generated by the mandatory student fee. Revenue generated through the sale of guest passes, facility rentals, specialty programs and belay certifications helps to reduce the total dependence on Student Fees. The current fee is one of the lowest in the nation in comparison to institutions of similar enrollment size.$129.21$64.61$64.61
No Carolina Performing ArtsCaroling Performing Arts is committed to the role of the arts in the University's mission; making the fee a vital component of our goal to provide the arts to the UNC community and at an accessible price point for students. The fee allows students to purchase $10 (tax included) tickets for all Carolina Performing Arts events$12.34$6.17$6.17
No Carolina Union OperatingThe Carolina Union is a student fee funded 50 year old facility that operates without state revenue privileges. These funds support and maintain the facility and operate it in a sufficient and safe manner. Not only does the Carolina Union support the entire student population of the campus it also supports major university reputational programs such as Admission visits, New Student Orientation, and multiple career readiness events with participating Fortune 500 companies. By maintaining the support of this 50 year old facility it will have a significant impact on the image of UNC as it relates to the student and family experience.$159.60$79.80$79.80
No Ramshead Rec Center DebtThe Rams Head Recreation Debt Service Fee has been used to pay the principal and interest allocated to the Recreation Funds portion of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill General Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, the original financing. These bonds were issued to provide funding for the construction of the project.$35.00$17.50$17.50
No Sonja Stone ScholarshipThis fee funds 1-2 student scholarships per year. The recipient(s) is chosen by the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid.$1.00$0.50$0.50
No SPEC Assoc of Student Gov1Supports the system wide Association of Student Governments.$1.00$0.50$0.50
No Student Organizations- 49UG/39GRThese fees are critical to supporting existing student organizations such as Student Government, Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), WXYC 89.3 FM student run radio station, and UNC Student Television (STV). These fees help to fund these existing student organizations, enhancing the students experience and opportunities.$39.00$19.50$19.50
No Union & IM Fields DebtBond Funding Background
This fee is currently used to pay debt service on outstanding bonds issued for the construction/renovation of three projects: the Student Union expansion in 2000, the Student Union basement renovation in 2012, and the improvements to Intramural Fields 3&4 in 2004.
$58.75$29.38$29.38
NoGrad Student Programming The Graduate School currently charges each graduate and professional student a one-time fee at the beginning of their academic career at UNC-CH. The fee is charged to students whose programs are under the supervision of the Graduate School, which excludes professional programs such as MAC, MBA, PharmD, and MD programs. The majority of the services provided by the Graduate Programming fee are accessible to and intended for graduate students to utilize throughout their academic careers.$24.50$12.25$12.25
NoNight Parking - only charged in Fall semesterHistorically, daytime permit holders and patient and visitor parking revenue have subsidized the overall cost of the parking system and a portion of the transit costs. Early on, though, campus community feedback indicated that the costs for the self-funded transportation and parking system should be more equitably distributed among all users. As a result, the new plan phases in a weeknight parking program beginning on Aug. 15, 2019. Charging for night parking was approved by the trustees in 2011. $6.00$6.00$6.00
NoOrientation - only charged in 1st semester of attendanceThis fee supports Graduate orientation information session event held at the Carolina Club.$14.25$14.25$14.25

1 Fees assessed to all students, regardless of classification.

The following fees only apply to undergraduates: Undergraduate Teaching Award ($1.50), A.P.P.L.E.S. Program ($10.48) and Senior Class Enrichment ($2.00)