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Western Carolina University

Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
(828) 227-7100

Tuition 2016 - 2017 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
In District $6,737 $6,623 $6,305
In State $6,737 $6,623 $6,305
Out of State $17,130 $17,016 $16,698
Books/Misc. $2,151 $2,108 $2,108
On Campus      
Room and Board $9,516 $8,665 $8,016
Other Expenses $2,516 $2,573 $2,548
Off Campus      
Room and Board $10,100 $9,537 $9,290
Other Expenses $2,516 $2,573 $2,656
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $2,575 $2,548

Financial Aid 2014 - 2015

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
42.0 % $4,527
State/Local Grant
42.0 % $2,907
Institutional Grants
69.0 % $2,000
Loans 68.0 % $5,996

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Southern Conference
Basketball - Southern Conference
Football - Southern Conference
Cross Country/Track - Southern Conference


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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers


Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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