Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for Appalachian's distance education courses are set each year by the North Carolina General Assembly in consultation with the University of North Carolina General Administration. Once set, they apply to the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, inclusively, for that academic year. Distance Education tuition and fees are charged on a per semester hour basis with some small differences (some minor fees are a single set fee and others have minor incremental increases dependent upon the number of registered hours); thus, the number of registered hours multiplied by the per-semester-hour charge shown below is approximately the cost of tuition and fees for the stated term. Courses below the 5000 level will be charged at undergraduate rates; courses at the 5000 level and above will be charged according to Graduate level rates.
The tuition and fee costs presented here are the latest rates available and are subject to increases each year. Should the final rates not be available as the start of the academic year (fall semester) approaches, estimated costs will be posted with a notation that they are estimates only. Final costs will be posted as soon as they are available.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition 2012-2013 (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer I & II 2013)
|Cost per Credit Hour
|Education and Technology Fee||$14.00||$14.00|
|Estimated Undergraduate Total Per Credit Hour||$133.50||$540.50|
|Rates are applicable to 1000-4000 level courses|
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Graduate Tuition 2012-2013 (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer I & II 2013)
|Cost per Credit Hour||In-State||Out-of-State|
|Tuition||$ 197.50||$ 776.75|
|Education and Technology Fee||$ 21.00||$ 21.00|
|Graduate Total Per Credit Hour
||$ 218.50||$ 797.75|
|Rates are applicable to 5000 level and above courses|
Billing and Payment:
Billing and payment for tuition and fees are handled by Student Accounts according to information provided on the Student Accounts website; however, distance education students who discover discrepancies or who need assistance with financial matters should contact their assigned program manager, who serves as a campus liaison, for assistance. Students should note refund policies in effect for course drop and withdrawal from the university and that a fee is assessed by the Office of Students Accounts for charges not paid by the due date provided on the academic calendar each semester.
Bills are emailed to official student email accounts (@appstate.edu). No paper bills are distributed. The initial billing date is noted on the Student Accounts "Important Dates" web page. Following the initial billing each semester, the charges on your bill post to your student account and changes due to new or updates to registrations appear on the account as they occur. Parents (or guardians) who have been given access to a student's Student Account via the Parent Portal and for whom the student has provided an email account (students may enter parent email addresses via AppalNET) will be notified by email that bills have been posted. Students are able to view and print bills via AppalNET. Parents/guardians, to whom the student has granted access, will be able to view and print bills via the Parent Portal.
Note about Residency for Tuition Purposes:
Students are determined to be “In-State” (resident for tuition purposes) or “Out-of-State" (non-resident for tuition purposes) according to the information provided on the application for admission. For complete information regarding the determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes (including information on how to request a review or appeal of determination), please review the information on the University’s Residency Home Page. Questions regarding the determination of residency cannot be addressed by anyone other than the Residency Officer (contact information is provided on the Residency Home Page).
Dist. Ed. Academics
Dist. Ed. Sites
ASU Box 32054
2nd Floor, University Hall
400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608