UNC Asheville Board of Trustees Approves Tuition and Fees for 2014-15
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 1:16pm
Tuition will hold steady in the 2014-15 academic year for in-state students at UNC Asheville, as part of a tuition and fee plan approved unanimously by the university’s Board of Trustees at its December 6 meeting. For North Carolina residents, undergraduate tuition will remain at $3,666 per year, a rate that has helped UNC Asheville earn ‘best value’ and ‘least student debt’ accolades from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes magazine, Fiske Guide to Colleges, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Because of mandates from the North Carolina General Assembly, tuition will rise six percent ($1,049) for out-of-state undergraduate students, bringing the undergraduate non-resident tuition rate to $18,537 annually. Revenues from this increase, and from the new expansion of the state’s seven-percent sales tax to include campus meal plans, will go to the state, not to UNC Asheville.
General and debt service fees will increase by $151 or approximately six percent in the 2014-15 academic year under the plan approved by the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees:
- The Education and Technology Fee will rise by $64 to fund improvements in Internet connectivity and increase bandwidth, improve wireless on-boarding, provide a new campus portal and mobile applications for registration and scheduling, and additional media lab managers.
- The Student Health Fee will increase by $30 to fund several improvements including addition of a triage nurse and administration of allergy injections and I.V. therapy, now possible with the relocation in January of the Student Health and Counseling Center to its new larger space at 118 W.T. Weaver Boulevard.
- The Athletic Fee will increase by $30 to create a director of compliance position with sufficient independence from athletics staff, to convert the athletic trainer position from part-time to full-time, and to continue gender equity initiatives in athletics.
- The Debt Service Fee will increase by $27 to fund needed renovations in the floors of the multipurpose courts and make locker-room improvements in the Student Recreation Center, and to renovate the Karl Strauss Track Building.
- There will be no changes in the Student Activity Fee and Transportation and Safety Fee.
For in-state undergraduate students, the cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, room and board will rise by 4.45 percent or $627, to a total of $14,724 in 2014-15. The total cost of attendance for out-of-state undergraduates will rise by 6 percent or $1,676 to a total of $29,595 in 2014-15.