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Thesis and Dissertation Handling Fee Schedule

Required fees are charged to your UNC bill and must be paid before your diploma and final transcript may be mailed to you.

  • Binding from UNC’s contracted binder: $25 per copy
  • Handling Fees for ALL students doing a Thesis, Doctoral Scholarly Project and Dissertation: $85 (flat fee)
  • An additional charge of $5 per bound copy will be assessed for any dissertation thicker than 2” or paper heavier than 20 lb.
      • If both apply, the $5 fee may apply for each.

Optional Services

Optional services must be paid directly to ProQuest Information and Learning (PQIL) when completing the ETD Submission Process.

  • Registration of the Copyright through PQIL: $ 65
  • Registration of the Copyright done yourself: $35
  • Open Access Publishing (Masters Thesis)
      • PQIL: $ 150
      • Digital UNC: FREE
  • Open Access Publishing (Doctoral Dissertation)
      • PQIL: $160
      • Digital UNC: FREE
  • Extra printed copies from ProQuest at their rates (this is different than UNC’s contracted binder)