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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $18,297
Out-of-state: $28,690
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,903
Out-of-state: $17,296
Room and Board
$8,131
Books and Supplies
$753
Other Expenses
$2,510
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 2013-14 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,420 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,069 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,054 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met120 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met62%
Average Award$8,709
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,030 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,141
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 787 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,627
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift80 (5.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,074
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants5,882 (83.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need4,849 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid4,755 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met633 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Award$9,507
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,540 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,158
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,712 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,647
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 119 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift309 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,780
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$23,806
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
5.0%

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
English, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education
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 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.21 3.60 502 494 465 21
Low 2.00 2.05 340 370 270 15
High 4.00 4.80 720 720 690 32
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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