Western Carolina University (WCU) Distance Learning 2021

Programs at Western Carolina University WCU that prepare students for professional licensure are designed to prepare a student to sit for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure WCU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.

WCU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.

WCU Degree and Certificate Programs

100% Online & Hybrid Programs

Whether you are completing your degree, or furthering your education, Western Carolina University’s Distance Learning Programs are sure to meet your needs!

Our distance and online programs are designed to fit into your schedule and your life and are consistently ranked as some of the best and most affordable programs in the nation. Below ar some of our programs,

Available Programs

Undergraduate

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Graduate

Certificate

Tuition and Fees

Western Carolina University is an NC Promise campus, where we aim to address college affordability by reducing the cost of tuition with funding from the state of North Carolina. This ensures the same high-quality educational experience for an even greater value.

Tuition rates are reviewed and set annually by the North Carolina legislature. The University reserves the right to alter any charges without prior notice.

Please Note: Some or all instructional formats for all or part of the 2020-21 academic year may change due to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As has always been the case, tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event that instructional format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year.

Summer 2021 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees per Semester Hour
 Resident of NC Non-resident of NC
 TuitionFeesTotalTuitionFeesTotal
Undergrad$175.00$80.17$255.17 $328.00$80.17$408.17
Graduate$242.00$71.17$313.17 $439.00$71.17$510.17
Graduate DPT$294.00$71.17$365.17 $531.00$71.17$602.17
Graduate CSD$315.00$71.17$386.17 $475.00$71.17$546.17
Graduate
CRNA
$518.00$71.17$589.17 $586.00$71.17$657.17
Graduate DNP$518.00$71.17$589.17 $586.00$71.17$657.17
Graduate Business$294.00$71.17$365.17 $495.00$71.17$566.17
Graduate FNP$276.00$71.17$347.17 $457.00$71.17$528.17
Graduate MSW$276.00$71.17$347.17 $457.00$71.17$528.17
Graduate MSAT$337.00$71.17$408.17 $534.00$71.17$605.17
Residential Living and Mealplans  
Residential Living1 Session2 Sessions
Allen Hall-Private$957.85$2035.70
ASP-Allen Hall-Private$1107.85 
GAP & SLC-Allen Hall-Private$1107.85 
Mealplans  
50 AYCE-$139.10 DB-10 Exchange Mealplan$586.02$1172.04
Declining Balance Mealplan$510.00$1020.00
ASP Plan:  60 AYCE-$191.53 DB-12 Exchange Mealplan$750.09 
   
Program Fees per Semester Hour
Athletic Training$16.65
Dietetics$10.40
Emergency Medical Care$29.15
Engineering$  6.25
Environmental Health$  4.15
Fine Arts$10.40
Recreational Therapy$  4.15
Brinson Honors College$    .65
Social Work$14.60
WCU Staff Regular Tuition and Fees per Semester Hour (With Fee Waiver)*
 Resident of NC
Undergraduate$9.00
Graduate$0.00
*Employees may use 1 waiver during summer if they didn’t use the academic year maximum of 3 waivers during fall and spring semesters. 
Distance Learning Rates per Semester Hour
 Resident of NC Non-resident of NC
Student GroupTuitionFeesTotalTuitionFeesTotal
Undergrad$134.16$20.10$154.26 $485.27$20.10$505.37
Undergrad EMC$134.16$43.75$177.91 $485.27$43.75$529.02
        
Graduate$217.40$29.17$246.57 $727.55$29.17$756.72
Graduate Business$217.40$73.29$290.69 $727.55$117.41$844.96
        
Military*  see above $250.00 

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