Your education is a big investment, and UNC Asheville offers a broad program of financial aid to make it as affordable as possible. Consistently named a Best Buy or Best Value by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, we enjoy working one-on-one with students and families to make the most of your financial aid options. Learn more about the financial aid we offer and how to apply.
Visit studentaccounts.unca.edu for more information.
2019-20 Annual Direct Cost
The annual direct cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, housing and dining services for the 2019-20 academic year:
- In-state: $16,890
- Out-of-state: $34,238
2019-20 Budgeted Cost
The budgeted cost of attendance includes direct cost plus estimates for books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses for the 2019-20 academic year:
- In-state: $20,554
- Out-of-state: $39,002
Financial aid awards are based on the budgeted cost of attendance to maximize affordability.
Tuition & Fees Per Semester Breakdown
|Credit Hours per Semester||2019-20 In-State Residents||Out-of-State Residents|
|12+ (full time)||$3,615.25||$12,289.25|
Fixed Tuition Program
Incoming UNC Asheville in-state undergraduate degree-seeking students are eligible for the same tuition rate for eight continuous enrollment semesters. Incoming transfer students are eligible for the same tuition rate for eight continuous enrollment semesters, less the number of equivalent transfer semesters. Required fees are not included in the tuition rate and may increase annually. Learn more about North Carolina's Fixed Tuition Program.
Engineering Enhancement Fee
For information about the Engineering Enhancement fee, visit engineering.unca.edu.
2019-2020 Graduate & Distance Learning Costs
For Graduate and Distance Learning costs, visit studentaccounts.unca.edu.
2019-20 Residence Hall & Meal Plan Charges
|Room & Board Options||Cost|
|Resident Meal Plan||$2,107.00 per semester (includes 7% sales tax)|
|Standard Double - Founders Hall, Governors Hall, Mills Hall, South & West Ridge Halls||$2,723.00 per semester|
|Double - Ponder Hall||$2,800.00 per semester|
|Double - The Woods*||$3,685.00 per semester|
|Single - Governors Hall/Village||$3,465.00 per semester|
|Single - Ponder Hall||$3,568.00 per semester|
|Single - The Woods*||$4,149.00 per semester|
|Year Round - The Woods (Double)*||$4,708.00 per semester|
|Year Round - The Woods (Single)*||$5,300.00 per semester|
*Residents of The Woods are not required to have a meal plan.