Tuition and Financial Aid

In the UNC system, summer school tuition is calculated per credit hour, allowing maximum flexibility for students. Most courses offered are three credit hours, with a few exceptions.

Financial Aid is available through Pell Grants and our Finish in Four Scholarship. Learn More

Summer 2018 Tuition and Fees

Student Type Resident Non-resident
Undergraduate $255.17 $408.17
Graduate $303.14 $500.14
Graduate DPT $355.14 $592.14
Graduate CSD $376.14 $536.14
Graduate DNP & CRNA $579.14 $647.14
Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner $337.14 $518.14
Graduate MA, BA, Entr. & PM $355.14 $556.14


2018 Residence Hall Information

Summer School will be housed in Norton Road Residence Hall.

  1 Session 2 Sessions
Double $578.00 $1,156.00
Private $728.00 $1,456.00


The Academic Success Program (ASP) will be housed in Reynolds Hall.

Double $712.00
Private $897.00


The Summer Learning Communities (SLC) will be housed in Norton Road Residence Hall.

Double $712.00
Private $897.00

Is Financial Aid Available for Summer School?

Summer financial aid awards are packaged separately from fall and spring awards. Types of financial aid available for summer include Pell Grants, student and parent loans, and scholarship opportunities. Since summer semester is part of the academic year just completed, only unused eligibility for student and/or parent loans can be awarded. Your eligibility for loans also depends on your grade level, since maximum annual loan eligibility varies with grade level.

Pell Grants

We are pleased that Pell Grants are again available for summer term.  Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150% of their regular grant award over an academic year, allowing them to take advantage of summer classes and finish on or ahead of schedule.  As with spring and fall, students may receive 50% of their regular grant award for summer term instruction.  Summer Pell usage will not impact eligibility for the 2018 Fall semester.

Finish in Four Scholarship

In an effort to help our students “Finish in Four,” WCU is providing scholarship funding for summer term courses for students in specific categories. Students with less than 9 hours remaining to complete degree requirements will be given priority, but funding will also be available for students not making appropriate academic progression—freshmen ending their first Spring semester with less than 30 hours, sophomores ending their second Spring semester with less than 60 hours, juniors ending their third Spring with less than 90 hours, and seniors ending their fourth Spring without satisfying degree requirements.

Awards will pay for one class (up to 4 credit hours), and will only be applicable to courses required by a student’s specified degree path. No application is necessary; records will be reviewed for all summer registrants and eligible students will be contacted by university personnel. Awards are not guaranteed. Available funds will be disbursed based on both financial need and academic need until exhausted.

For questions about eligibility or the award process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Transfer Students - FASFA

If you are transferring to Western Carolina University, you may be eligible for some of the same types of aid you received at your previous school, but will still need to go through the full awarding process. To begin this process, you will need to log into your existing FAFSA to add our school code. 

To apply for summer financial aid:

  • For Summer 2018, you must have completed a 2017-18 FAFSA.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll for a minimum of six hours; graduate students must enroll for a minimum of three hours.

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