All fees and expenses are subject to change without notice.
Tuition and fees can be paid by check, electronic check (e-check), money order, or cash. The University does not accept credit cards for tuition and fee payment. However, the University recognizes the convenience of credit card use and has partnered with a third party vendor to allow secure credit card payments through our web-based QuikPAY system. If the student chooses to pay via credit card, a fee will be assessed for this service. Refer to the Office of the Bursar's web page for payment instructions.
All students are expected to pay their tuition bills by their due date or their schedule will be canceled. Fall semester bills are due in early/mid-August, and spring semester bills are due in mid-December. Students will receive one tuition bill mailed to their home address at the beginning of each semester. However, all mid-semester statements, including those for the partial payment plan, will only be sent electronically to the student's WCU e-mail address. Students will be required to check their WCU e-mail often for important dates and deadlines. For students who rely on parents/guardians to pay their bills, it is highly recommended that students select parents/guardians as authorized payers through the Web-based QuikPAY system. Doing so will ensure that both students and parents/guardians will receive notification e-mails when new bills/statements are available. For those experiencing financial difficulty, the partial payment plan (see below) is a viable option. Any concerns or questions regarding bill payment can be addressed to your personal counselor in the Office of the Bursar. For last names beginning:
All students are eligible for the partial payment plan. If the anticipated financial aid (including bank loans) will not be available by the bill's due date, we urge students to use the payment plan to avoid cancellation of their schedule. The plan allows students to make four payments on their semester bill. There is a nonrefundable fee of $35 per semester for this service, and students can sign up via a check-off box on their semester bill. An initial payment should be 25 percent of the balance due plus the $35 fee. Subsequent partial payment statements will only be sent electronically to the student's WCU e-mail address and authorized user's e-mail address.
North Campus Residence Halls: Goshen, Killinger, Schmidt, and Tyson Halls are $2,574.00 per semester, double occupancy, air-conditioned.
South Campus Apartment Complex: For students residing in a four- or five-person apartment with bedroom occupancy, the following rates apply per semester:
North Campus Affiliated Suite-Style Housing: For students living in any of the University Student Housing properties (affiliated housing) the costs are as follows:
All North Campus residents are required to select one of the following four meal plan options:
The following fees are incorporated into the general fee:
The fee implementation schedule is as follows: