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Tuition and Financial Aid

An NC State Jenkins MBA gives you a powerful return on investment by combining academic excellence, affordability, and desirability. Below you’ll find the estimated tuition rates, fees, and information on financial assistance.

Estimated Tuition Rates for 2019-20

All amounts shown are minimum estimates for full program tuition and do not include books, materials costs, and future tuition increases.

In-State TuitionOut-of-State Tuition
Professional Main Campus$46,155-$60,000**varies*
Professional RTP$46,155-$60,000**varies*

*Varies, depending on how many courses are taken per semester and the time taken to convert to NC residency.

** Tuition rates are based on 2019-20 figures and are subject to change.

Tuition Details

Full tuition information can be found on the Student Services Website:

Actual tuition will depend on several factors, including:

  • The number of credit hours taken during an academic term. 
  • When you take a course.
  • The length of time it takes to complete your degree. 
  • Whether you take courses outside of your “base” location or format.


Overall fees are expected to slightly increase each year (mandated by legislature or university). A typical increase is 3 percent.

If you are a US citizen who is not a North Carolina resident, your fees will likely decrease your second year once you qualify for in-state residency.

All entering students should expect to pay a one-time $100 fee to the MBA Student Association (MBASA). The fee is used for professional and social student events and MBA student club activities.

Residency Status

Applicants to NC State typically have their initial tuition residency status determined based on responses they provide as part of their application to the MBA program. More information about residency status may be found on The Graduate School website.

Tuition Implications

NC State Jenkins MBA RTP Campus
At NC State, Full-time and Professional Evening Main Campus students are charged at Main Campus rates regardless of where they take courses (Main Campus, Online, RTP). Professional Evening RTP and Professional Online students, however, pay the distance education rates when taking courses at RTP or online, and Main Campus rates if they take courses on Main Campus. Jenkins MBA students are required to review and confirm understanding of these tuition discrepancies prior to taking courses outside of their “base” format or location.

University Cashier’s Office 
RTP Campus