Help with Tuition

College FundAs a member of the University of North Carolina system, Western Carolina University receives funding from the state as well as generous support from individuals and corporations for scholarships and academic programs. Students in the Kimmel School may be eligible for:

Financial Aid Office

The WCU Office of Financial Aid can provide the most current information on costs for North Carolina residents and nonresidents as well as information on financial aid, merit-based and needs-based scholarships for undergraduates and graduate assistantships, grants and fellowships.

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded by the Admission Office and are available to all students. These awards typically require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( and are renewable.

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for undergraduates are awarded by the Honors College for incoming students. Individual academic units, including the Kimmel School, can award merit-based scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the school's academic programs.

Other Scholarships


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Give a Gift to the Kimmel School

Funding for scholarships is provided through the generosity of alumni, corporations and other donors. If you would like to make a gift to the Kimmel School to help outstanding students or to provide support for a specific academic program, please contact the Office of the Dean or the WCU Office of Development. We welcome your support and thank you in advance for the encouragement you can provide to our students.

Visit the Kimmel School

Please visit the Kimmel School at WCU to learn more about what the school is doing as a leader in higher education and as a partner in technology-led economic development throughout the region. Our offices are located in the Belk Building on the south side of WCU's main campus in Cullowhee, N.C.


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