Tuition / Fees / Expenses

Tuition and Fees

North Carolina Central University School of Law offers one of the most affordable legal educations in the country.  To access a PDF of tuition and fees, click on the following link Approved Tuition and Fees 2016-2017.

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

To qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident must have maintained his or her domicile in North Carolina for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes. Questions concerning residency status should be directed to the University Registrar at 919-530-6262.

Student Housing

Most law students live off-campus. However, limited housing is available on-campus for single law students through the Department of Residential Life. There is no housing for married law students on campus. The Department of Residential Life is located on the lower level of the Student Services Building. Call 919-530-6227 or visit the NCCU Housing website for more information.


Required and suggested texts for each course are announced before the beginning of each semester. Most courses require separate textbooks, supplemented with school-prepared or other materials. Students should allocate approximately $750 per semester for textbooks.