Tuition & Fees

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.

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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.

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Tuition & Fees Per Semester Breakdown

Credit Hours per Semester2019-20 In-State ResidentsOut-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

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2019-2020 Graduate & Distance Learning Costs

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2019-20 Residence Hall & Meal Plan Charges

Room & Board OptionsCost
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.