Financial Information

ESTIMATED TUITION & FEES FOR FALL 2022- SPRING 2023 HIA Certificate and Master's Degree (On Campus)

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.  The matrix below is an estimated cost for the HIA graduate programs and assumes that students are enrolled in the traditional campus program.  The estimate includes the HIA Tuition Increment

Credit Hours *North Carolina Residents (per semester) *Non-Residents of North Carolina (per semester)
3 $ 1,978.72 $ 4,336.24
6 $ 3,566.89 $ 8,281.93
9+ $ 5,219.50 $ 12,292.00

* The costs include the $150.00 per credit hour tuition fee.

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


International Students

The International Student Scholars Office (ISSO) develops an annual estimate of costs for a non-resident, full-time enrolled student in the Health Informatics & Analytics program. A detailed breakdown for the 2023-2024 academic year can be found here.  When estimating the full cost please make sure to include the HIA School-Based Tuition Increment (SBTI) listed at the bottom of the ISSO form. 

Distance Education (DE)

The university designation of the ‘Distance Education Program’ reflects a specific status that confers some advantages (largely related to the assessment of tuition and fees) to students pursuing a fully online pathway.  We currently offer a fully online pathway to completing the HIA Graduate Certificate. Pursuing a distance education program can offer some financial advantages. Please note that distance education tuition rates vary based on residency. Detailed information regarding distance education tuition and fees can be found here. 

North Carolina Residency

The state of North Carolina substantially subsidizes the cost of tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal residence, is in North Carolina.  Residency determination for graduate students at UNC Charlotte is centralized at the statewide North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) rather than determined locally by campus officials. New applicants claiming NC Residency as well as currently enrolled students who wish to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes will be required to do so through the RDS. Additional information on North Carolina resident status for tuition purposes is available here.