Tuition & Fees

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 Cost 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 Cost can be thought of as any expenses that are not paid directly to WPU but are associated with educational cost. For example, transportation, supplies, and social activities.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition

2023 – 24

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) $12,962
Comprehensive Fee $500
Parking Fee (optional) $225

All expenses are per year

School of Professional Studies Tuition

2023 – 24 

EDU Licensure $225 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


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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