The value of an Appalachian degree

Repeatedly one of the nation's top colleges, 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!


Tuition, fees and other costs: $7,710

Standard room: $4,620

Standard meal plan: $2,794

Total: $15,124

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Tuition, fees and other costs: $22,517

Standard room: $4,620

Standard meal plan: $2,794

Total: $29,931

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Fixed tuition

Fixed Tuition is a program for qualifying NC residents pursuing a first bachelor’s degree. Eligible students who enroll for the first time at Appalachian State will be charged the tuition rate of their entering semester for the next 8 consecutive semesters of their enrollment. Transfer students and students who are readmitted will have prorated eligibility. Learn more.



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 1.

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.


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.


Appropriate tuition charges are determined centrally by North Carolina's Residency Determination Service (RDS) and rest upon whether a student is or is not a resident for tuition purposes. Special rates are available for active-duty military and veterans. See an overview of this process on the Residency 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.