Financial Information

Costs are adding up. What financial resources are available?

With Distance Education at Appalachian, you are connected to the Appalachian campus with access to world-class professors and top-notch Mountaineer resources, without most of the fees applicable to on-campus students. Explore the tabs to the left to learn about financial aid, identify scholarship opportunities and determine the best options for you.

Costs/Expenses

In addition to tuition and fees, other costs associated with the academic programs could include:

  • The non-refundable application fee (except when a cohort is canceled due to insufficient interest)
  • Textbooks (Distance Education students are not eligible to participate in the Campus Bookstore's textbook rental program).
  • Course-specific materials as specified by the faculty teaching the course.
  • The cost of required admission tests (e.g. GRE or MAT for admission to graduate programs, the Praxis I and Praxis II for teacher education majors and licensure candidates)
  • Unique, specific software or hardware
  • Parking fee, if required by the host site
  • The graduation fee
  • The cost of the cap and gown, if participating in the ceremony

Residency For Tuition Purposes

The determination of who qualifies for in-state tuition rates is made by the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA). Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

CU Thrive

CU Thrive is an online database designed to fit your needs wherever you live. Register for CU Thrive today, using your Appalachian email to access expert advise in all areas of wellness, including budgeting finances and managing debt.

Student Perks & Discounts

Using your AppCard, many business offer student discounts to help save money. View this document to see a list of some of the companies who offer discounts and incentives to students.