Tuition and Fees

Beginning Fall 2021, App State will begin billing tuition on a per-credit hour basis

Tuition will be assessed at per-credit-hour rates beginning Fall 2021 for:

  • All incoming students, including transfer students, entering the university in Fall 2021
  • Continuing students who are not currently in the NC Fixed Tuition program
  • Tuition will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for graduate

 

This per-credit hour tuition program is a University of North Carolina System-wide initiative, effective for all UNC System schools beginning Fall 2021. Per-credit hour tuition program provides an equitable model whereby students will be charged the tuition rates for the exact credit hours in which they are enrolled.

 

What is changing?

  • Tuition rates, including tuition increments, will be assessed based on each credit hour for which you are enrolled beginning with Fall 2021 tuition. This is a change from the “stair-step” levels, which is based on a range of hours.
  • This rate change applies to tuition only (not fees).
  • The per-credit hour assessment applies to all new students entering the university beginning Fall 2021 and continuing students not currently in the NC Fixed Tuition program. 

 Main Campus Tuition Rates

 

2021-2022 Annual Tuition

2020-2021 Annual Tuition

Increase

Undergraduate Resident

(in-state)

$4,242

($176.75 per credit hour, capped at 12 credit hours per semester)

$ 4,242

$0

Undergraduate Non-Resident

(out-of-state)

$ 19,849

($827.04 per credit hour, capped at 12 credit hours per semester)

$ 19,049

$ 800

Graduate Resident

(in-state)

$4,839

($268.83 per credit hour, capped at 9 credit hours per semester)

$ 4,839

$ 0

Graduate Non-Resident

(out-of-state)

$ 19,849

($1,102.72 per credit hour, capped at 9 credit hours per semester)

$ 18,271

$ 1,578

 

  • App State Online tuition and fees will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for graduate students. No incremental tuition will be charged for enrollments greater than those levels.
  • App State Online tuition and fee rates will be assessed the same undergraduate and graduate per-credit hour tuition as main campus students.

 App State Online Tuition Rates 

 

Per-Credit Hour tuition rate

beginning Fall 2021

Per-Credit Hour tuition rate

prior to Fall 2021

Per-Credit Hour

Increase

Undergraduate Resident

(in-state)

$176.75

$ 143.00

$ 33.75

Undergraduate Non-Resident

(out-of-state)

$ 827.00

$ 643.50

$ 183.50

Graduate Resident

(in-state)

$268.83

$ 237.00

$ 31.83

Graduate Non-Resident

(out-of-state)

$ 1102.72

$ 895.50

 $ 207.22

 

Please note: residency (in-state or out-of-state) is validated by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service. App State cannot make residency determinations.


What is not changing?

  • Tuition will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for graduate
  • Mandatory Fees will be assessed at a stair-step method for Main Campus.
  • Financial Aid offers will not be affected by the per-credit hour tuition change.
  • Fixed tuition cohorts (2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021) will be charged tuition at their respective cohort rates based on the credit grouping category.

 

How will this affect what I am charged for tuition at App State?

  • If you are an incoming freshman or incoming transfer student entering App State in Fall 2021 or after, your tuition will be assessed on a per credit hour basis.
  • If you are a continuing student and not part of the NC Fixed Tuition program, your tuition will be assessed on a per credit hour basis.
  • If you are a continuing student in the NC Fixed Tuition program, your tuition will continue to be assessed the same as before (on a stair-step method) during your 8 consecutive semesters of enrollment. 

More information on the NC Fixed Tuition Program