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University of North Carolina at Asheville Tuition & Cost

Asheville, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$20,555
In State Costs for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,122
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,109
Room and Board $9,660
Other Expenses Budget$2,464
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$37,903
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Asheville
Fee Cost
Tuition$21,470
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,109
Room and Board $9,660
Other Expenses Budget$2,464

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $20,555 to attend University of North Carolina at Asheville on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,122 for tuition, $9,660 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $3,109 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $37,903 which is 84.4% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $21,470 while room and board is $9,660, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $3,109.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$13,388
Net Price by Income University of North Carolina at Asheville
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,063
$30,001 to $48,000$9,634
$48,001 to $75,000$11,635
$75,001 to $110,000$16,564
$110,000+$17,827

The average reported annual net price for University of North Carolina at Asheville for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,388 in 2018/2019. 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

92% of full-time undergrad University of North Carolina at Asheville received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,144 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 56% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,998 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,476.

Finanical Aid University of North Carolina at Asheville
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,144 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,792 91%
Pell Grants $4,662 39%
Other Federal Grants $720 12%
State and Local Grants $2,523 47%
Federal Student Loans $4,998 56%
Other Student Loans $11,476 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of North Carolina at Asheville, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,524. The loan balance of $36,524 is a four year multiple of the $9,131 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 $348 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 $36,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $348.48
Total Interest Paid $5,293.51
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,817.51

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$82,220
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $20,555 $37,903
2 $21,066 $38,846
3 $21,590 $39,812
4 $22,128 $40,803

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of North Carolina at Asheville to be $82,220 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.5% 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $172 $516 $688
Out of State Residents $895 $2,685 $3,580

Estimated cost for a class at University of North Carolina at Asheville 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 University of North Carolina at Asheville versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of North Carolina at Asheville Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199111 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Asheville.