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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2021-22 Annual Direct Cost
The annual direct cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, housing and dining services for the 2021-22 academic year:
- In-state: $17,566.50
- Out-of-state: $34,914.50
2021-22 Annual Direct & Indirect Cost
The annual indirect cost of attendance includes direct cost plus estimates for books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses for the 2021-22 academic year:
- In-state: $21,230.50
- Out-of-state: $39,678.50
Financial aid awards are based on the budgeted cost of attendance to maximize affordability.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees Per Semester Breakdown
|Credit Hours per Semester||In-State Residents||Out-of-State Residents|
|Full Time (12+ hours)||$3,659.25 total||$12,333.25 total|
|Part Time Hourly Rate (1-11 hours)||$302.23 per credit hour*||$1,025.06 per credit hour*|
*Plus a one-time matriculation fee of $32.50
Note: Tuition rates are subject to change by the General Assembly.
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.
2020-2021 Graduate & Distance Learning Costs
2021-22 Residence Hall & Meal Plan Fees
Please note all first-time freshmen are required to live on campus their first academic year, or if coming in as a new student for spring semester, the entire spring semester. The live-on-campus requirement also applies to students who were early/middle-college attendees.
|Room & Board Options||Cost|
|Resident Meal Plan||$2,235.00 per semester (For details, visit the Dining website)|
|Standard Double - Founders Hall, Governors Hall, Mills Hall, South & West Ridge Halls||$2,889.00 per semester|
|Double - Ponder Hall||$2,970.00 per semester|
|Double - The Woods**||$3,910.00 per semester|
|Single - Founders Hall (Applicable to 2021-2022 only)*||$3,785.00 per semester|
|Single - Mills Hall (Applicable to 2021-2022 only)*||$3,785.00 per semester|
|Single - Governors Hall/Village||$3,676.00 per semester|
|Single - Ponder Hall||$3,785.00 per semester|
|Single - The Woods**||$4,401.00 per semester|
|Year Round - The Woods (Double)**||$4,994.00 per semester|
|Year Round - The Woods (Single)**||$5,623.00 per semester|
*Founders and Mills Halls are traditionally all double room occupancy. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we converted a few double rooms to single room occupancy in each of these residence halls. We will continue to offer this single room option in specially designated rooms through the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note that the additional room furniture will remain in these spaces.
Residential Meal Plan Options for 2021-2022
(includes 7% sales tax)
- 21 Meals + $75.00: Enjoy 21 meals per week and $75 in Declining Balance. Of the 21 meals, 10 can be used as a Meal Equivalency at a retail location.
- 14 Meals + $200.00: Enjoy 14 meals per week and $200 in Declining Balance. Of the 14 meals, 7 can be used as a Meal Equivalency at a retail location.
- 10 Meals + $400.00: Enjoy 10 meals per week and $400 in Declining Balance. Of the 10 meals, 5 can be used as a Meal Equivalency at a retail location.
- 7 Meals + $600.00: Enjoy 7 meals per week and $600 in Declining Balance. Of the 7 meals, 4 can be used as a Meal Equivalency at a retail location.
- 200 Meals + $300.00: Enjoy 200 meals per semester and $300 in Declining Balance. Of the 200 meals, 50 can be used as a Meal Equivalency at a retail location. These 200 meals can be used at any time during the semester.
For more information about meal plans, visit Dining Services.
**Residents of The Woods are not required to have a meal plan; however, Special Block Plans are available (includes 7% sales tax):
- Block 150: $1,278.65
- Block 100: $873.12
- Block 75: $659.12
- Block 40: $355.24
- Block 20: $199.02