Scholarships & Aid

I need some help paying my tuition. What aid is available?

Tuition costs can be overwhelming, especially when added to your other financial responsibilities. Distance Education is committed to make sure you don't miss out on any opportunities to save.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Transfer, outside and need-based scholarship opportunities are available to incoming and current students.

Search and browse current opportunities to see which ones apply to you! Visit Appalachian's Scholarship department for full details.

Graduate Scholarships

For graduate scholarships and aid, contact or 828-262-3113 for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Distance Education students under the same guidelines, rules and process that apply to on-campus students. To access more information, visit Financial Aid and read the section tailored to Distance Education students.

Final transcripts for all coursework in progress at the time of admission should be submitted immediately following completion of the coursework to avoid serious consequences that may include the repayment of any financial aid disbursements.

Undergraduate Students Only

Students who wish to take classes at both Appalachian and another institution in the same semester should take advantage of the Appalachian Learning Alliance Consortium Agreement that governs financial aid for dual enrollment. Learn more by visiting Financial Aid.

Students who are tentatively admitted due to the need to complete required lower division coursework/cognates and/or fulfill the selected general education requirement option through dual enrollment should be aware the if the subsequent transferred courseworks lowers their GPA below the accepeted university minimum of 2.0 (or the minimum set for their selected program), they will be immediately withdrawn from the program, which will have significant implications for financial aid recipients.

Government Programs

State programs can alleviate financial strain while you complete your degree. Explore government assistance programs in your state. For in-state students, view North Carolina State Benefits.