Tuition & Fees

Whether you’re a traditional undergraduate student, or an adult professional, your college education is an important investment in yourself and your future. That’s why WPU is committed to making your college education affordable.

What is my cost to attend WPU?

WPU is thrilled to offer thousands of dollars in merit and gift aid each year, meaning the cost you pay is likely not the same as the amounts below. When you apply and fill out the FAFSA, we will send you a financial aid packet with your awards so you can compare your cost of attending WPU to that of other schools. Scroll below to find two helpful tools to estimate those costs.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition

2022 – 23

Full-Time Student Tuition $32,550 (books included)
Part-Time Student Tuition (per credit hour) $1,085
Standard Double Room & Meal Plan (14 meals per week) $12,040
Comprehensive Fee $500
Parking Fee (optional) $225

All expenses are per year

School of Professional Studies Tuition

2022 – 23 

EDU Licensure $295 per credit hour
RN to BSN Nursing Courses with Partner Discount: $198
Nursing Courses without Partner Discount: $220
General Ed Courses with Partner Discount: $315
General Ed Courses without Partner Discount: $350
All Other Program Tuition $350 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fee $45 per term


Explore SPS Financial Aid

Net Price Calculator

Here’s a quick way you can estimate the number of grants and scholarships that students like yourself received. Use our net price calculator to get an idea of where you stand. It’s important to note, this calculator is based on past tuition rates.

Access Net Price Calculator

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 using the William Peace University Code of 002953.

*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. 

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 ’07
Director of Donor Relations