UNN is one of the most expensive Federal Universities in Nigeria.
First of all, congratulations on your admission to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Welcome to you as you enter the Den of Lions and Lionesses.
It is necessary to know the school expenses for first-year students. It would help you draft your school budget for presentation to your parents or guardian.
As a fresher, you can show your parents this post so they know the costly expenses.
Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or need further assistance. I would love to hear from you.
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UNN First Year School Expenses
Here is the category of school expenses for newly admitted students in UNN;
- Acceptance Fee
- School Fees
- UNN Clearance Fee
- Accommodation Fee
- GS Textbooks & CA
- CA Booklet
- Practical Manuals
- Dissecting Kit
- Photocopy Materials
- Pass Questions
- Faculty Dues
- Departmental Dues
- Class Dues
- Manual Course Registration
- Library ID Card
- Reading Materials
- Kitchen and Utensils Equipment
- House Materials
- Transportation Fee
- Internet Data
- Miscellaneous Charges
The UNN acceptance fee is thirty thousand nairas (₦30,000).
Do not pay the acceptance fee using your ATM card. All payments must be at any of the commercial banks in Nigeria. The reason is that the bank teller would be required for your final year clearance.
School fees are the amount of money you would be for different charges like ICT, SUG, development fees, etc.
UNN school fees for freshers are between seventy to eighty thousand naira (₦70,000 – 80,000).
Note that the UNN school fees change every academic session.
Read this post to see the school fees schedule for all the departments in UNN.
Also, the UNN school fees must be paid at the commercial bank. Do not make payments with your ATM card.
UNN Clearance Fee
The UNN clearance is free of charge.
You do not pay any money for clearance as a student of the University of Nigeria.
There are lots of expenses you will make during your clearance. They include the following;
You need thirty (30) passports for your academic and hostel clearance.
Also, you will use passports for your manual course registration in UNN.
Photocopy of Documents
You need four (4) copies of each of your clearance documents. That is a lot of money.
See my post on the procedures for UNN first-year clearance. It will give you a complete overview of the process.
The accommodation fee is in two categories;
- UNN school hostel
- Off-campus accommodation
The UNN school hostel has twelve thousand naira for male students and fifteen thousand for female students.
Off-campus accommodation is between forty to two hundred and fifty thousand for a single room and self-contain.
You should read my post on UNN Hostel and Off-campus accommodation. The article contains everything there is to know about accommodation in UNN.
UNEC students should read Hostel and Off-Campus Accommodation in UNEC.
GS Textbooks & CA
GS stands for general studies. It is a compulsory course for all students at the University of Nigeria.
First-year students offer between two (2) to three (3) GS courses each semester in their 100 level.
The GS textbook and CA are compulsory. They cost between one thousand five hundred naira (₦1,500) to two thousand five hundred (₦2,500).
CA stands for continuous assessment.
College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Physical Science students buy CA booklets. There is a CA booklet for every course.
The CA booklet costs between one to two thousand naira (₦1,000 – 2000).
Practical manuals are first science students.
The following are the practical courses for first-year students;
- PHY 191
- CHM 171
- BIO 154
The cost for these practical manuals is between one five to three thousand five hundred naira (₦1,500 – 3,500).
Dissecting kits are instruments for BIO 154 practicals for science students.
The dissecting kits cost three thousand five hundred naira (₦3,500).
At UNN, you will photocopy plenty of study materials and documents.
There is no fixed price on the number of documents you will duplicate.
The frequency at which you would photocopy materials would depend on your department.
Pass questions are necessary for you to pass your semester exams in UNN.
You can buy past questions and answers up to five thousand naira (₦5,000).
But, you would not spend any money if you get past questions in soft copies.
Buying textbooks is not compulsory in most departments at UNN.
You can meet your senior colleagues to get their textbooks to save costs or get them in soft copies.
But if otherwise, you would spend more than ten thousand naira (₦5,000) per semester getting all the textbooks.
Faculty Dues & Departmental Dues
Faculty and departmental dues are the money you will pay your faculty and department.
Both dues can be up to ten thousand naira (₦10,000).
The class due is the money you will pay your class representative after the lectures start.
The money is for running the class expenses like printing the class list, etc.
Class dues in UNN are five hundred naira (₦500) or one thousand naira (₦1,000), depending on the decision of your class.
Manual Course Registration
Manual registration is registering your course for the semester with the various departments.
Manual course registration in UNN is one thousand naira (₦1,000).
See my post for other things you need as a first-year student at UNN.
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