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.

Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees

Student Type Resident Non-resident
Undergraduate $269.57 $422.57
Graduate $318.52 $515.52
Graduate DPT $370.52 $607.52
Graduate CSD $391.52 $551.52
Graduate DNP & CRNA $594.52 $662.52
Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner $352.52 $533.52
Graduate MA, BA, Entr. & PM $370.52 $571.52

Residence Halls

  1 Session 2 Sessions
Central Drive Hall - Private $660.00 $1,320.00
ASP and SLC in Reynolds Hall - Double $688.00  
ASP and SLC in Reynolds Hall - Single $838.00  


Is Financial Aid Available for Summer School?

Summer financial aid awards are packaged separately from fall/spring awards. Types of financial aid available for summer include student and parent loans. Since summer semester is part of the academic year (fall/spring) 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.

If you are transferring to Western Carolina 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, you must:

  • For Summer 2017 you must have completed a 2016-2017 FAFSA.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six hours (for undergraduate students) and three hours (for graduate students).

AIMS Scholarship 

The Actualizing Innovations Meant to Scale (AIMS) Scholarship is a new opportunity for undergraduate scholarship assistance for qualifying students in the 2017 Summer Session.  To be eligible, students must be undergraduate students, enrolled in a summer 2017 class starting before June 30, 2017, having earned less than 30 hours during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.  Qualifying students are first-generation college students, have been awarded independent status, OR indentify as low-income based on the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.  Applications are due April 1, 2017.

Summer 2017 AIMS Scholarship Application

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