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Paying for Western Carolina

Undergraduate (in-state)$8,285
($4,285)
Graduate (in-state)$17,821
($7,414)
Books & Supplies$616
On-Campus Living Costs $13,973
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,296

Western Carolina 2021 Tuition & Fees and COA

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Carolina University is $4,285 for North Carolina residents and $8,285 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees are $7,414 for students living in North Carolina and $17,821 for others. The Living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,973 when a student lives on campus and $14,296 when a student lives off-campus.
Its total costs of attendance (COA) is $22,874 when a student lives on campus and $23,197 when living off-campus for the academic year 2019-2020. It includes tuition, fees, book & supplies costs, room & board, and other living expenses. The following table and chart illustrate the COA by living preferences and tuition rates.
2020-2021 COA
In-StateOut-of-State
Total Costs$18,874 (On-Campus)
$19,197 (Off-Campus)
$22,874 (On-Campus)
$23,197 (Off-Campus)
Tuition & Fees$4,285$8,285
Books & Supplies$616
Room & Board$10,954 (on-campus) /$11,277 (off-campus)
Other Expenses$3,019 (on-campus) /$3,019 (off-campus)
Average Financial Aid$6,218
Total Costs After Receiving Aid$12,656 (On-Campus)
$12,979 (Off-Campus)
$16,656 (On-Campus)
$16,979 (Off-Campus)
[Chart] 2021 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees are $4,285 for North Carolina residents and $8,285 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 0.10% compared to academic year 2019-2020.
2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Western Carolina University
201820192020 2021
In-State$6,897 $3,926 $4,277 $4,285
Out-of-State$17,290 $7,926 $8,277 $8,285
[Chart]2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the graduate tuition & fees are $7,414 for North Carolina residents and $17,821 for out-of-state students. The graduate program tuition rates are stayed the same compared to academic year 2019-2020.
2021 Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Western Carolina University
201820192020 2021
In-State$7,361 $7,361 $7,414 $7,414
Out-of-State$17,768 $17,768 $17,821 $17,821
[Chart] 2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average costs for purchasing books and course supllies is $616. The following table and charts illustrate the changes of the books & supplies costs at Western Carolina University.
2021 Books & Supplies Costs
Western Carolina University
201820192020 2021
Books & Supplies $2,332 $1,055 $1,059 $616
[Chart] 2021 Books & Supplies Costs

Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average costs for living costs at Western Carolina University is $13,973 when living on campus and $14,296 when living off-campus . The on-campus living costs are increased by 4.25% compared to academic year 2019-2020. The off-campus living costs are increased by 3.23% compared to academic year 2019-2020.
Living Costs
Western Carolina University
201820192020 2021
On-CampusRoom & Board $9,553$10,103$9,553$10,954
Other Expenses $2,670$2,621$2,670$3,019
Off-CampusRoom & Board $10,419$10,782$10,419$11,277
Other Expenses $2,670$2,621$2,670$3,019
[Chart] 2021 Room & Boards and other Living Costs