Costs for International Students

Proposed Academic Costs / 2014-2015
Last Updated: 24 August 2015
International Undergraduate (Required 12 or more hours)

Term Expense Cost
Academic Year Tuition/Fees  $18,900
Academic Year Room/Board $7,504
Full Year (12 months) Personal / Miscellaneous $1,500
Full Year (12 months) Medical Insurance* $1,604 
Estimated Total  Tuition/Fees, Room/Board, Personal/Misc. $29,508

Related Information for International Undergraduate Degree-Seeking and Exchanges:

    • ISEP Exchanges: Pay only book rental fee of $113 per semester - no other fees
    • UNCEP Exchanges: Pay room/board, insurance (if applicable), book rental, orientation and international student fees
    • All Other Exchanges: Pay room/board, insurance (if applicable), book rental, orientation and international student fees
    • For F2 / J2 dependents: Add an additional $2,500 to Estimated Total above for each dependent
    • Tuition/Fees: Includes insurance costs and book rental fee for degree-seeking
Room/Board:
      Includes estimated $1,914 (per semester) standard double room, and $1,838 (per semester) 125 AYCE Meals plus $841.19 Declining Balance (Gold)
      • All degree-seeking undergraduates required to choose AYCE meal plan option
Personal / Miscellaneous:
     Includes estimated living expenses,  $130 Orientation Fee (one-time fee), $150 International Student Fee (charged annually)
    • All degree-seeking undergraduates required to have personal computer
  • *Medical Insurance: Included in Tuition/Fees for degree-seeking students. Mandatory unless student waives out and shows proof of insurance costs 

Graduates ( 9 or more hours)

Term Expense Cost
academic year Tuition/Fees  $17,698
academic year Room/Board $8,030
full year (9-12 months) Personal / Miscellaneous $900-$1,200  
academic year Books $1,000 (approximate)
full year (12 months) Medical Insurance $1,418*
Estimated Total**   $29346
  • **$130 Orientation Fee (one-time fee) upon initial arrival
  • **$150 International Student Fee (charged each continuing year at WCU)
  • Room/Board cost based on 4th Floor / Madison Hall ($2,821) and Declining Balance ($1,194)
  • Degree-seeking Graduates required to have personal computer
  • For F2 / J2 dependents: Add an additional $2,500 to totals above for each dependent
  • NOTE: Off-campus Rent may be more or less than room/board indicated above
  • WCU medical insurance mandatory unless student waives out and shows proof of insurance
  • * Medical Insurance costs added into tuition and fees for degree seeking students

Costs of Residence Halls per academic semester:



Costs for WCU Meal Plans

Link to current meal plans for 2014-2015
Link to Dining with WCU meal offerings

 

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