2009–2010 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2020  
2009–2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Estimated Expenses 2009-10

Tuition and Fees—Undergraduate In-State Residents Out-of-State Residents
12 or more semester hours (full-time) $ 2,180.73   $ 8,039.23  
9, 10 or 11 semester hours (3/4 time)


6, 7 or 8 semester hours (1/2 time) 1090.38   4019.62  
1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 semester hours 545.19   2009.81  
Tuition and Fees—Graduate In-State Residents Out-of-State Residents
9 or more semester hours (full time) $ 2,401.73   $ 8,183.73  
6, 7 or 8 semester hours (3/4 time) 1801.31   6137.81  
3, 4 or 5 semester hours (1/2 time) 1200.88   4091.88  
1, 2 semester hours (1/4 time) 600.44   2045.94  
Residence Hall Rooms    
Founders Hall $ 1945.00    
Governors Hall 1945.00    
Governors Hall (single) 2650.00    
Governors Village (single) 1990.00    
Mills Hall 1945.00    
South Ridge 1945.00    
West Ridge 1945.00    
Board Plan $ 1,500.00    
Late Registration    
For continuing students who did not pre-register (if eligible) $ 50.00    

Note: These are estimated expenses. Final expenses may differ from these estimates. Students should request a current tuition and fee schedule from the Bursar.

Payment of Charges

Charges for pre-registered students are due by August 1 for the fall semester, December 15 for the spring semester, and May 20 for summer school. Students who have not pre-registered for a semester must pay all charges prior to registration. Students who are registered for classes but miss a payment deadline will have their schedules canceled and must pay a $100 re-registration fee and all tuition and fees prior to being able to re-register. Payment of the reregistration fee does not guarantee the student will retain the original schedule. The student’s original schedule will be subject to class availability. Approved financial aid arrangements will be considered by the Bursar for delayed payment. Tuition and/or fees are subject to change without notice.

A student who is indebted to the university for any prior period is not permitted to register. Such indebtedness includes tuition and fees, housing charges, fines, or amounts in arrears on loans, including National Direct Student Loans. Transcripts will not be issued until all debts have been cleared.


The following policies apply to refunds:

  1. A student who leaves school without officially withdrawing from the university forfeits all rights to a refund or to a reduction in his or her account.
  2. Refunds for tuition and fees for the Fall and Spring semesters (except the application fee and course fees, which are non-refundable) will be on the following basis, provided the student officially withdraws from all courses (exits from the university during that semester). The percentage of refund will be based on the date shown on the official withdrawal form.
  Date of Withdrawal Amount of Refund
  Through first week of classes 100%
  After 1 week of classes 90%
  After 2 weeks of classes 70%
  After 3 weeks of classes 50%
  After 4 weeks of classes 30%
  After 5 weeks of classes 15%
  After 6 weeks of classes None
  1. Refunds for the summer terms will be made according to the refund schedule published by the Business Office.
  2. Refunds for residence hall rental will be made from a schedule on file with the Dean of Students, who may make a pro rata refund due to extenuating circumstances.
  3. Refunds for the board plan will be made from a schedule on file with the Dean of Students, who may make a pro rata refund due to extenuating circumstances.

Advance Tuition Deposit


Each degree-seeking applicant must remit an advance tuition deposit of $150. Freshmen accepted for the fall semester must remit the deposit by May 1, or within two weeks notice of acceptance if admitted after May 1. Transfer students must remit the deposit by June 1. All students accepted for the spring semester must remit the deposit by December 15, or within two weeks of notice of acceptance if admitted after December 15. Failure to remit within this prescribed period will constitute withdrawal of the application. If after remitting the deposit the applicant decides not to attend UNC Asheville, and gives written notice of this decision by May 1 for Fall semester or December 15 for Spring semester, the deposit will be refunded. Advance tuition deposits should be directed to the Office of Admissions of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Students who have interrupted their education from UNC Asheville and are returning after an absence of one or more semesters must submit an Advanced Tuition Deposit of $300 by the appropriate deadline for readmission.

Residence Hall Room Deposit

A $150 room reservation/damage deposit is required to reserve a room in a residence hall. This deposit is applied to the student’s housing costs for the first semester of attendance at UNC Asheville. Questions about financial hardships regarding the deposit should be directed to Residential Education and Housing Operations.

Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. Food service is provided in the Dining Hall and campus snack bars.

Health Insurance Requirement

All students who are enrolled for 12 or more credit hours must have health insurance. Students can meet this requirement either by providing documentation of enrollment in a health insurance plan and applying for a waiver or by enrolling in the UNC Asheville plan. Students who cannot provide documentation will be required to purchase insurance through UNC Asheville. This charge will be added to the student’s account and must be paid with all tuition and fee charges.

Required Fees

Required fees represent charges made to support student activities, athletic and recreational facilities, bond issue requirements and auxiliary services including health services.

Orientation Fee

There is a one-time orientation fee of $100 charged to all new freshmen and transfer students.

Matriculation Fee

A matriculation fee of $25.00 per semester is assessed to all degree-seeking students. A matriculation fee of $10.00 per semester is assessed for all non-degree seeking students. A matriculation fee of $2.00 per credit hour is assessed for courses taken during the summer.

Parking Permit Fee

Students who wish to bring a car to campus and park on campus must purchase a Parking Permit for $70.00. If a parking permit is not purchased, the student may not bring a car to campus. Freshmen are not permitted to have a car on campus except under extenuating circumstances, and with the approval of the UNC Asheville transportation planner.

Miscellaneous Charges

A late registration fee of $10 per credit hour (up to a maximum of $70) is charged if a student initially enrolls in a course(s) after the date set for registration. A late pre-registration fee of $50 is charged if a continuing student registers after the assigned pre-registration date. A reregistration fee of $100 is charged if a student has his or her schedule canceled and wishes to enroll in classes again.

The cost of books or other institutional materials to be purchased by the student is approximately $350 per semester but will vary with courses selected. For students seeking teacher licensure, North Carolina charges a fee for the processing and issuance of the initial licensure to teach in the state school system, as well as a fee for the processing and issuance of the licensure for endorsement in a second area, change of name, duplication of a license, and raising the licensure to a higher level. Consult the UNC Asheville Education Department for details. A fee of $25 is charged for any check returned to the university by the bank for any reason.


Students must submit an application for graduation by the appropriate deadline. For May graduation, the application is due December 1; for Summer graduation, the application is due June 1; for December graduation, the application is due September 1. A late application fee of $100 is charged if the application is submitted after the published deadline.

Tuition Surcharge

Beginning in the 1994 Fall semester, the North Carolina General Assembly imposed a 25 percent tuition surcharge on those students initially entering the University of North Carolina system as undergraduates if they take more than 140 attempted hours to complete degree requirements. Students seeking a double major or second baccalaureate degree are allowed attempted hours to 110 percent of degree requirements before the surcharge is imposed. Students who exceed the attempted credit hour limits within the equivalent of four academic years of regular term enrollment, or within five academic years of regular term enrollment in a degree program officially designated by the Board of Governors as a five-year program, are not subject to the surcharge.