Tuition and Fees

As a member institution of the UNC System, Appalachian State University’s methods of calculation and rates of tuition and course related fees must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors. Miscellaneous service charges are approved at the campus level by the chancellor.

Tuition and Fees for FALL and SPRING


As required by the UNC Board of Governors, All students will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis using the approved annual rate divided by 24 for undergraduate students and 18 for graduate students.  The exception for students that are part of a Fixed Tuition Cohort per North Carolina General Statute 116-143.9.  For more information related to fixed tuition see the NC Fixed Tuition Guarantee Webpage. Rates for students in a fixed tuition cohort are found below under subheading Fixed Tuition Cohorts.

Fees are assessed based on the student level (undergraduate or graduate) and the program. See below for details related to Appstate Online and Boone/Hickory Campus Programs.  Fees are approved by the UNC Board of Governors. Miscellaneous Fees are approved by the Appalachian State Chancellor. Some Miscellaneous fees may not be fully approved at the time of the creation of this Tuition and Fee Schedule.

App State Online Programs: Students who are enrolled in a program designated as an Appstate Online Program will be assessed fees at the App State Online Program rates.  Note: This also includes App State Online Programs that meet at an offsite location (note The Hickory Campus is considered a main campus and are charged fees based on it being a main campus). Beginning in Fall 22’ if a student is in an App State Online Program all courses taken, regardless of location or delivery method of course, will be billed at the App State Online approved rates.  Please note: This does not provide access to all main campus services due to those fees not being assessed to Appstate Online Students.  Students enrolled in an App State Online may contact the Office of Student Accounts if the student wishes to opt-in to the Health Services Access Fee.  If a student opt’s in the full-time rate will be charged regardless of the number of hours the student is enrolled.

Boone/Hickory Campus Programs: Students who are enrolled in a program designated as main campus will be assessed the Boone/Hickory Campus Fees. These fees are required and not optional for Boone/Hickory Campus Students, regardless of utilization of services on campus. The Only Exception that a student may opt-out of is the book rental fee.  Please contact the campus bookstore for opt-out deadlines and to request to opt-out.  Beginning Fall 22’ if a student is enrolled in a Boone/Hickory Campus Program, all courses will be assessed at the Boone/Hickory campus fee schedule.  This includes any courses that may be online or considered off-site of our Boone/Hickory Campuses.