Tuition & Fees

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition

2023-24
Full-Time Student Tuition – $32,550 per year (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition – $1,085 per credit hour
Housing and Food (14 Meal Plan)- $12,606 per year
Comprehensive Fee – $500 per year
Parking Fee (Optional)- $225 per year
Wellness Fee – $100 per year

2024 – 25

Full-Time Student Tuition – $33,526 per year (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition – $1,120 per credit hour
Housing and Food (14 Meal Plan) – $12,198 per year
Comprehensive Fee – $550 per year
Parking Fee (Optional)- $225 per year
Wellness Fee – $100 per year

School of Professional Studies Tuition

2023-2024

General SPS Programs – $350 per credit hour

RN to BSN
General Ed Courses with Partner Discount: $315
General Ed Courses without Partner Discount: $350
Nursing Courses (with Partner Discount) – $198
Nursing Courses (without Partner Discount) – $220

Edu Licensure – $295 per credit hour

Comprehensive Fee – $45 per term
Parking – Free

2024-2025

General SPS Programs – $350 per credit hour

RN to BSN
General Ed Courses with Partner Discount: $315
General Ed Courses without Partner Discount: $350
Nursing Courses (with Partner Discount) – $198
Nursing Courses (without Partner Discount) – $220

Edu Licensure – $295 per credit hour

Comprehensive Fee – $55 per term
Parking – Free

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Net Price Calculator

The tuition price is often not the cost for most students. Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your costs.

Calculate Costs

This Net Price Calculator does not take the place of submitting an actual aid application. Once you apply for admission, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the William Peace University Code of 002953.

cost compare chart

*This chart is a demonstration only. This example uses published costs from a North Carolina public university and another NC private college. The gifts listed here are estimates; scholarships and merit awards at universities vary greatly based on a students’ GPA and test scores. WPU scholarships are based on a student with a 3.0+ GPA; the aid is the median amount of need-based aid we award. 
**Not automatically awarded. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Whether you are a first-time college student or returning to college to complete your degree, the journey to college can be overwhelming. Understanding the cost of attendance shouldn’t be.

WPU’s estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is the total average amount it will cost you to attend WPU for the academic year. COA is based on tuition, fees, housing, food, books, transportation, and personal items for a full-time student. These expenses, along with other costs associated with your education, can be categorized between direct and indirect costs.

  • Direct Costs can be thought of as any expense that a student pays directly to WPU. For example, tuition, fees and living expenses, housing, and food (if a student lives on campus).
  • Indirect Costs are expenses not paid directly to WPU but are associated with obtaining an education. For example, transportation, supplies, food, and social activities are indirect costs. If you are an SPS student, you likely already pay these daily costs.

What’s Included

The cost of attendance includes the following estimated costs:

  • Tuition and books – Full-time enrollment is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester. Less than full-time enrollment is based on a cost of $1,085 per credit hour.
  • Comprehensive Fees – This fee includes the student activity fee, technology fee, go-pass program, graduation fee, and ticket bank fee (on-demand attendance at local area events). It does not include the one-time First Year Orientation or Transfer Orientation fee. This does not include the student health insurance fee. Once the student has provided adequate documentation, health insurance can be waived.
  • Living expenses (housing and food) – Based on the average cost of a common type of room and unlimited plus meal plan. Living expenses for students who live off campus or with parents are based on market analysis. Living expenses for SPS are based on market analysis and will, of course, vary by student. 
  • Transportation – Projected expenses for students based on market analysis.
  • Personal Expenses – Projected expenses for students based on market analysis.
  • Loan Fees – Based on the average federal direct loan origination fee for students. Does not include the federal plus loan origination fee for parents.  

* Requests for additional school-related expenses, such as childcare, purchasing a computer, or sole occupancy, are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Traditional Undergraduate (On-Campus)

Direct Costs

Full-Time Student Tuition – $32,550 per year (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition – $1,085 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fee – $500 per year
Parking Fee (Optional)- $225 per year
Health Insurance (can be be waived) – $1,325
Wellness Fee – $100 per year

First-Year Orientation (one time) – $225
Transfer Orientation (one time) – $125

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student.

Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $1,916
Personal Expenses – $2,570
Housing – $8,646
Food – $4,316

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Traditional Undergraduate (Off-Campus)

Direct Costs

Full-Time Student Tuition – $32,550 per year (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition – $1,085 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fee – $500 per year
Parking Fee (Optional)- $225 per year
Health Insurance (can be be waived) – $1,325
Wellness Fee – $100 per year

First-Year Orientation (one time) – $225
Transfer Orientation (one time) – $125

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student. 

Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $2,760
Personal Expenses – $2,570
Housing – $9,766
Food – $3,382

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Traditional Undergraduate (Living with Family/Parents)

Direct Costs

Full-Time Student Tuition – $32,550 per year (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition – $1,085 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fee – $500 per year
Parking Fee (Optional)- $225 per year
Health Insurance (can be be waived) – $1,325
Wellness Fee – $100 per year

First-Year Orientation (one time) – $225
Transfer Orientation (one time) – $125

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student. 

Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $2,760
Personal Expenses – $2,570
Housing – $2,336
Food – $3,382

Estimated School of Professional Studies (SPS) Cost of Attendance - General

Direct Costs
Full-time Tuition (36 credit hours) – $12,600
Part-Time Tuition (24 credit hours) – $8,400
Comprehensive Fee – $135 per year

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student.
Housing – $13,020
Food – $4,509
Books – $1,050
Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $3,606
Personal Expenses – $3,425

Unless noted, expenses are per year. These are estimates only and will vary for each student. 

Estimated School of Professional Studies (SPS) Cost of Attendance - BSN

Direct Costs
Full-time Tuition (36 credit hours) – $12,600
Part-Time Tuition (24 credit hours) – $8,400
Nursing Courses (per credit hour)
Partner Rate – $198
Non-Partner Rate – $220
General Education Courses (per credit hour)
Partner Rate – $315
Non-Partner Rate – $350
Comprehensive Fee – $135 per year

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student.
Housing – $14,649
Food – $4,509
Books – $1,050
Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $3,606
Personal Expenses – $3,425

Unless noted, expenses are per year. These are estimates only and will vary for each student. 

Estimated School of Professional Studies (SPS) Cost of Attendance - Teacher Licensure

Direct Costs
Full-time Tuition (36 credit hours) – $10,620
Part-Time Tuition (24 credit hours) – $7,080
Comprehensive Fee – $135 per year

Indirect Costs
These are costs you may incur while living as a student.
Housing – $14,649
Food – $4,509
Books – $1,050
Loan Fee (optional) – $80
Transportation – $3,606
Personal Expenses – $3,425
Student Teaching Fee – $300
Education Practicum – $50

Unless noted, expenses are per year. These are estimates only and will vary for each student. 

Elizabeth Edwards
“As an alumna of this institution, I know firsthand the value of a William Peace University education. WPU provided me with the resources and tools that I needed to attend college, excel in the classroom, and thrive in my career journey. Now, as a staff member, I am grateful to witness the next generations experience these opportunities for success.”
Elizabeth T. Edwards
Class of 2007