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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Appalachian State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$3,168
Room and Board $9,681
Other Expenses Budget$2,908
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Appalachian State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$3,168
Room and Board $9,681
Other Expenses Budget$2,908

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $20,799 to attend Appalachian State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,242 for tuition, $9,681 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $3,168 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,406 which is 75% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $19,849 while room and board is $9,681, books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $3,168.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Appalachian State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Appalachian State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,354
$30,001 to $48,000$9,940
$48,001 to $75,000$13,769
$75,001 to $110,000$18,770

The average reported annual net price for Appalachian State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,687 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

61% of full-time undergrad Appalachian State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,261 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 46% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,078 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,945.

Finanical Aid Appalachian State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,261 61%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,492 36%
Pell Grants $4,933 28%
Other Federal Grants $549 5%
State and Local Grants $3,254 29%
Federal Student Loans $5,078 46%
Other Student Loans $11,945 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Appalachian State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $34,840. The loan balance of $34,840 is a four year multiple of the $8,710 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $332 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $34,840
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $332.41
Total Interest Paid $5,049.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,889.44

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $20,799 $36,406
2 $20,882 $36,551
3 $20,965 $36,697
4 $21,049 $36,844

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Appalachian State University to be $83,196 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Appalachian State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $177 $531 $708
Out of State Residents $827 $2,481 $3,308

Estimated cost for a class at Appalachian State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Appalachian State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Appalachian State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197869 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian State University.