Cost

The value of an Appalachian degree

Repeatedly cited as a best value by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and other publications, Appalachian offers an outstanding education at a great price. Our out-of-state rates are comparable with many states' in-state tuition rates. Learn why Appalachian is a best value university!

$14,416

in-state tuition, room, 
meal plan and textbooks, 2016-17 

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Financial aid

Appalachian offers financial aid, student employment and merit scholarships to help keep a college education within reach. Seventy percent of Appalachian students receive some form of financial aid. To be considered for aid, complete and submit a FAFSA as early as possible and before the priority deadline of March 15.

$28,932

out-of-state tuition, room, 
meal plan and textbooks, 2016-17 

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Scholarships

Each year Appalachian awards more than $4 million in merit scholarships. Appalachian is also the home of several selective scholarship programs that offer more than just money for college that provide leadership opportunities and mentorship in connecting student ambitions to significant impacts on either a local or global scale.

#3 public university in the South - U.S. News & world Report, 2016. 99% of faculty have the highest degree in their field. 4918 students participated in internships in 2014-15. 16:1 student to faculty ratio. 86% overall freshman to sophomore retention rate.

Net price calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides estimated annual net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance – including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses – minus estimated grant and scholarship aid.

Residency

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student is a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. North Carolina also offers special rates for active-duty military and veterans. See an overview on the Residency Status for Tuition Purposes page.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer there, feel free to contact our office to speak with an admission counselor. 

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