Appalachian State University
Boone, NC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,691
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,309
$30k - $48k
$9,666
$48k - $75k
$13,846
$75k - $110k
$18,016
$110k+
$18,457
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,364
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,171
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,548
Books and Supplies
$700
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,312
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,253
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,284
Students receiving state aid
28%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,131
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,253
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,159,632
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,645,045

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,620
Students receiving federal loans
48%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,110
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,681
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$215

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
By far and away Appalachian State is one of the cheapest schools in the state. To my knowledge it is second only to Chapel Hill. This is not to say that because it is a value it looks cheap or the education received is less than the rest of the schools in the state. App is a beautiful campus with the best conditions and every student receives an excellent education.
Kyle from Matthews, NC
I think I am getting everything I want from Appalachian and it is very worth the money. I am from out of state so I am paying more money but I think that its worth it. I am getting something that I know I couldn't get in Florida so it is worth it to me.
Catherine from Deland, FL
Had I applied when I should have for merit scholarships, it would have been easier. Don't miss those deadlines! Other than that, they're willing to work with you however they can.
Reece from Davidson, NC
Appalachian is rated as one of the best values for an education in all of the nation. I can testify in approval of this ranking because I have received the benefits of this great deal of a university. All of the staff seem truly dedicated to the success of all the students, therefore, in my opinion, this school has more bang for it's buck than any high dollar ivy league school!
Camille from China Grove, NC
Appalachian is a great school. I feel very safe there. It's far enough away from home but not too far. Compared to other colleges, tuition is reasonable. Did I mention the views??
Emma from Apex, NC
If you're an in-state student, it doesn't get any better that Appalachian when it comes to Bang for Your Buck. Even for me, as an out-of-state student, I think that I am getting a great education and college experience for the tuition I am paying.
Gabrielle from Finksburg, MD
Tuition, at any college is definitely a lot more expensive then it used to be. Being from out-of-state, there is no denying that Appalachian was the more expensive college choice of where I was accepted. However, I think that makes me very qualified to say that it is worth the extra money! For me, being happy and loving every day of college is well worth the difference in out-of-state tuition than settling for just any college.
Lauren from Myrtle Beach , SC