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UNC Asheville Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at University of North Carolina Asheville was $4,122 a year for in-state students and $21,470 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Tuition for international students at University of North Carolina Asheville is $21,470 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at UNC Asheville

University of North Carolina Asheville is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,122 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered North Carolina-residents, out-of-state tuition is $21,470 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Tuition for International Students at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at University of North Carolina Asheville usually pay around $21,470 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or UNC Asheville-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

UNC Asheville Living Expenses and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UNC Asheville.

Room and Board Costs at UNC Asheville

Housing and campus dining at UNC Asheville costs $9,950 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $5,610.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at UNC Asheville

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at UNC Asheville pay $3,122 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area may be costly, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of North Carolina Asheville campus is in a urban setting in North Carolina.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, be sure to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for UNC Asheville.

Total Cost of UNC Asheville

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $4,122
Out-of-State Tuition $21,470
Room and Board $9,950
Board Only $4,340
Yearly Fees $3,122
Other expenses $1,300
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

UNC Asheville’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students

University of North Carolina Asheville Financial Aid

The majority of UNC Asheville undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 1,764 of the 3,358 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UNC Asheville meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,378 a year. Around 58.31% of UNC Asheville undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UNC Asheville graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,908 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $20,322
State Loans $0
UNC Asheville-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $24,371
Most Common Loans for UNC Asheville Students
Federal Loans 58.09%
Private loans 6.38%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UNC Asheville financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at UNC Asheville

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, UNC Asheville awarded 1,609 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.33 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

University of North Carolina Asheville Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UNC Asheville students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UNC Asheville was $13,378 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UNC Asheville seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $706
Out-of-State, On-Campus $23,664

What will attending UNC Asheville really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UNC Asheville's net cost calculator on their website.

UNC Asheville Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

UNC Asheville does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for UNC Asheville students.

UNC Asheville offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

UNC Asheville Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

UNC Asheville has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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UNC Asheville Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,394

In State

$35,742

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,122
$21,470
Fees
$3,122
$3,122
Housing
$9,950
$9,950
Books
$1,200
$1,200

UNC Asheville Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

54%

Average Financial Aid Package

$13,360

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,363

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,244

Out-of-State

$24,592

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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