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Paying for Western Carolina

Tuition Scoreboard
Undergraduate (in-state)$8,367
($4,367)
Graduate (in-state)$17,887
($7,480)
Books & Supplies$621
On-Campus Living Costs $14,030
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,361

Western Carolina 2022 Tuition & Fees and COA

For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Carolina University is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $7,480 for students living in North Carolina and $17,887 for others. The Living costs besides the tuition & fees is reported as $14,030 when a student lives on campus and $14,361 when a student lives off-campus.
Its total costs of attendance (COA) is $23,018 when a student lives on campus and $23,349 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.
2021-2022 COA
In-StateOut-of-State
Total Costs$19,018 (On-Campus)
$19,349 (Off-Campus)
$23,018 (On-Campus)
$23,349 (Off-Campus)
Tuition & Fees$4,367$8,367
Books & Supplies$621
Room & Board$11,097 (on-campus) /$11,428 (off-campus)
Other Expenses$2,933 (on-campus) /$2,933 (off-campus)
Average Financial Aid$5,641
Total Costs After Receiving Aid$13,377 (On-Campus)
$13,708 (Off-Campus)
$17,377 (On-Campus)
$17,708 (Off-Campus)
[Chart] 2022 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 0.99% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
201920202021 2022
In-State$3,926 $4,277 $4,285 $4,367
Out-of-State$7,926 $8,277 $8,285 $8,367
[Chart]2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate tuition & fees is $7,480 for North Carolina residents and $17,887 for out-of-state students. The graduate program tuition rates are increased by 0.37% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Graduate School Tuition & Fees
201920202021 2022
In-State$7,361 $7,414 $7,414 $7,480
Out-of-State$17,768 $17,821 $17,821 $17,887
[Chart] 2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

Tuition Per Credit Hour

For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for part-time students or overloaded credits for full-time students is $755 for North Carolina residents and $556 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs.
For graduate programs, the tuition per credit hour is $410 for North Carolina residents and $1,174 for out-of-state students. The tuition per credit hour are increased by 67.47% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Tuition Per Credit Hour
201920202021 2022
UndergraduateIn-State$171 $173$173$755
Out-of-State$405 $320$332$556
GraduateIn-State$405 $410$410$410
Out-of-State$1,172 $1,168$1,174$1,174
[Chart] 2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average costs for purchasing books and course supllies is $621. The following table and charts illustrate the changes of the books & supplies costs at Western Carolina University.
2022 Books & Supplies Costs
201920202021 2022
Books & Supplies $1,055 $1,059 $616 $621
[Chart] 2022 Books & Supplies Costs

Living Costs

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average costs for living costs at Western Carolina University is $14,030 when living on campus and $14,361 when living off-campus . The on-campus living costs are increased by 0.41% compared to academic year 2020-2021. The off-campus living costs are increased by 0.45% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
Living Costs
201920202021 2022
On-CampusRoom & Board $10,103$10,725$10,103$11,097
Other Expenses $2,621$2,679$2,621$2,933
Off-CampusRoom & Board $10,782$11,170$10,782$11,428
Other Expenses $2,621$2,679$2,621$2,933
[Chart] 2022 Room & Boards and other Living Costs