Credit hours earned during the summer are excluded from the fifty percent (50%) tuition surcharge imposed on students who take more than 140 credit hours to complete a baccalaureate degree in a four-year program.
Summer school tuition and fees are charged on a per semester hour basis. These charges are based on course level for undergraduate and graduate courses.
Courses numbered (0000-4999) are charged at the undergraduate rate; courses numbered (5000 and above) are charged at the graduate rate.
Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
A student may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes in North Carolina's public institutions of higher (i.e., post-secondary) education, thereby being eligible for in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state tuition rates.
Study Abroad Tuition
In addition to the Study Abroad program fees, students are charged tuition. For more information about studying abroad, contact the Office of International Programs at 828.262.2046.
The Office of Summer Sessions cannot answer your Financial Aid questions. Please refer all your financial aid questions to the Office of Financial Aid at 828.262.2190.
Undergraduate students who initially enrolled at Appalachian in the Fall, 1994 and thereafter, must comply with North Carolina Session Law 321-89 (Senate Bill 27) and 769-17.10 (Senate Bill 1505). In 2009, the General Assembly (Senate Bill 202 - Section 9.10b) increased the surcharge rate from 25% to 50%, beginning Fall 2010. This legislation requires a tuition surcharge on: 1) all credit hours in excess of one hundred and forty (140) when taken as part of students first baccalaureate degree; and 2) all credit hours in excess of one hundred and ten percent (110%) of the number required for a second or subsequent baccalaureate degree. Included in the calculation of credit hours will be 1) all course work attempted at Appalachian (i.e., courses earned, courses failed, courses repeated, and courses dropped after the UNC system "census" date published in the academic calendar), and 2) all course work transferred to Appalachian from other collegiate institutions. Excluded from the calculation will be credit by examination, advanced placement credit, military credit, and credit earned through an extension program or during the summer. (Note: Every baccalaureate degree at Appalachian requires minimum of one hundred and twenty-two credit hours; Appalachian does not offer a baccalaureate degree that requires more than one hundred and twenty-eight credit hours.)