Western Carolina University Board of Trustee approved tuition increase for the 2014 curricular year. For in-state students the financial aspects of the increase are affordable. For out-of-state students, it is the new make or break to attend WCU.
Right now for the Fall ’13 and Spring ’14 semesters at WCU they are more than affordable with Financial Aid. In-state students only end up paying $3927.50 while out of state students pay $8726.00; more than double what in-state students pay. No it may not sound like a lot but with the new raise in tuition it makes out-of-state students pay more than $10,000 per semester.
For WCU student Paige Diemer, this increase came at a good time.
“I’m originally from Florida so there is no way I can get out of paying out of state tuition,” she said while chuckling about what she pays already. “I am very fortunate to not have to pay the increase since I graduate May of 2014. If I had to stay another semester or year, I would definitely have a hard time paying back my student loans.” [Read more...]