Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina


Tuition and Fees

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Western Carolina University for an academic year can be broken down into $1,000 for tuition, $3,277 for fees, $1,059 for books and supplies, $10,725 for room and board and $2,679 for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$4,277
In-state tuition$1,000
In-state fees$3,277
Books and supplies$1,059
Room and board$10,725
Other expenses$2,679

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Western Carolina University for an academic year can be broken down into $5,000 for tuition, $3,277 for fees, $1,059 for books and supplies, $10,725 for room and board and $2,679 for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$8,277
Out-of-state tuition$5,000
Out-of-state fees$3,277
Books and supplies$1,059
Room and board$10,725
Other expenses$2,679

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionYes
Tuition guaranteed planNo
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planYes
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

85% of undergradate students at Western Carolina University received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Western Carolina University consists of 68% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $5,376 on average, 38% receiving pell grants of $4,581 on average, 63% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $2,134 on average, and 63% receiving federal student loans of $5,205 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid

$5,376

Awarded any Financial Aid

85%
Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid1,48168%$5,376
Pell grants83838%$4,581
Institutional grants or scholarships1,37963%$2,134
Federal student loans1,38763%$5,205

Net Price

Average Net Price

$12,965

Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $9,188 compared to net price of $11,358 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $14,063 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $16,857 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $17,816 in the $110,001 or more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$9,188
$30,001 – $48,000$11,358
$48,001 – $75,000$14,063
$75,001 – $110,000$16,857
$110,001 or more$17,816

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The in-state cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Western Carolina University is $76,836. The in-state cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 1% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Western Carolina University. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost.

In-State 4-year Sticker Price

$76,836
YearIn-State Sticker Price
1$18,740
2$18,868
3$19,294
4$19,934

The out-of-state cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Western Carolina University is $86,746. The out-of-state cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of -5% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Western Carolina University. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost.

Out-of-State 4-year Sticker Price

$86,746
YearOut-Of-State Sticker Price
1$22,740
2$21,612
3$21,174
4$21,220