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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $17,835
Out-of-state: $28,228
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,531
Out-of-state: $16,924
Room and Board
$8,016
Books and Supplies
$708
Other Expenses
$2,580
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@wcu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 15
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002981
Free
Institution's own form 

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,420 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,068 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,048 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met126 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met63%
Average Award$8,736
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,023 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,064
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 783 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,771
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift41 (2.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,110
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants5,863 (82.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need4,828 (68.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid4,707 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met698 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met67%
Average Award$9,291
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,489 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,983
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,653 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,619
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 114 (2.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift204 (2.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,248
Borrowing
2013 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of
2013 Graduates
$20,273
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Biological Sciences, Business, Mathematics, Education, English, Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Art/Fine Arts, Theater/Drama, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Local/State Students, Handicapped Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.11 3.39 487 490 477 21
Low 1.60 1.60 260 250 310 10
High 4.00 4.40 650 740 610 32
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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