Your education is a big investment, and UNC Asheville offers a broad program of financial aid to make tuition as affordable as possible. Consistently named a Best Buy and Best Value by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, we enjoy working one-on-one with students and families to make the most of your financial aid options.

Use our Net Price Calculator to receive a personalized estimate based on your unique characteristics, cost of attendance, and the financial aid provided to UNC Asheville students in the previous year. Financial aid awards are based on the budgeted cost of attendance to maximize affordability.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate designed to help students determine what it may cost to attend UNC Asheville for an academic year. It is not an actual or final amount.

2024-25 Annual Direct Costs

Direct costs are the expenses that are billed to the student by the university, including tuition, fees, housing, and dining services:

  • In-state: $21,493
  • Out-of-state: $38,841

2024-25 Annual Direct & Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are expenses a student will likely incur, but will not pay to the University. Indirect costs vary from student to student and may include personal expenses, transportation, books, supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses. Direct and indirect costs total:

  • In-state: $25,093 ($3,600 indirect costs estimate)
  • Out-of-state: $43,541 ($4,700 indirect costs estimate)

Tuition and Fees Semester Breakdown

Credit Hours per SemesterIn-State ResidentsOut-of-State Residents
Full Time (12+ hours)$3,750.50 total$12,424.50 total
Part Time Hourly Rate (1-11 hours)$309.84 per credit hour*$1,032.68 per credit hour*

*Plus a matriculation fee of $32.50 (per semester)

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change by the General Assembly.

Summer 2024 Undergraduate Students

Credit Hours per SemesterIn-State ResidentsOut-of-State Residents
In-Person Courses$308.15 (per credit hour)$651.40 (per credit hour)
Online & Hybrid Courses$199.39 (per credit hour)$542.64 (per credit hour)

*Non-degree seeking students pay $1.56 less per credit hour due to the reduced matriculation fee.


Summer 2024 Graduate Students

In-state residents: $409.40 (per credit hour)
Out-of-state residents: $881.40 (per credit hour)

Credit Hours per SemesterIn-State ResidentsOut-of-State Residents
Full Time (9+ hours)$4,146.50 total$12,307.50 total
Part-Time Hourly Rate (1-8 hours)$457.12 per credit hour*$1,363.89 per credit hour*

*Plus a matriculation fee of $32.50 (per semester)

Credit Hours per SemesterIn-State ResidentsOut-of-State Residents
Maximum Cost$2,382.00 total$11,056.00 total
Cost Per Credit Hour$198.50 per credit hour*$921.33 per credit hour*

*Plus a matriculation fee of $32.50 (per semester)

Incoming UNC Asheville in-state, undergraduate, degree-seeking students are eligible for the same tuition rate for eight continuous enrollment semesters. Incoming transfer students are eligible for the same tuition rate for eight continuous enrollment semesters, less the number of equivalent transfer semesters. Required fees are not included in the tuition rate and may increase annually. 

Students are not required to be enrolled during the summer term(s) to maintain continuous enrollment. While the statute also includes flexibility regarding the semester limit for five-year programs and/or students who demonstrate a substantial disruption in their pursuit of a degree, UNC Asheville does not have any five-year baccalaureate programs at this time.

Learn more about the Engineering Enhancement fee.

Residence Hall Fees

Please note all first-year students are required to live on campus their first academic year, or if coming in as a new student for spring semester, the entire spring semester. The live-on-campus requirement also applies to students who were early/middle-college attendees. Limited exceptions apply.

Dining – Meal Plan Options