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Appalachian State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Appalachian State University Cost?

Learn the base cost of Appalachian State University by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. If you're looking for specific information on Appalachian State costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Appalachian State Charge for Tuition?

$7,410 In-State Tuition & Fees
$23,017 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at Appalachian State University ran about $23,017 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. Those who hail from the state of North Carolina get a discount and only needed to pay $7,410 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Appalachian State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Appalachian State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. At $23,017 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Appalachian State University was high when compared to the national average.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from North Carolina pay an average of $7,410 a year to attend Appalachian State, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how Appalachian State compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideSoutheastNorth Carolina
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Appalachian State University Financial Aid.

Appalachian State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.21% In-State Tuition Increase
1.27% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$29,857 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Appalachian State University increased with an average annual rate of 0.21% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $7,441 if the growth keeps up.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at Appalachian State would be $14,897, and $29,857 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 1.27% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $23,605 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $47,510 for two years and $96,234 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Appalachian State.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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