More about 2018-2019 Required Fees

Health Services One of the mandatory UNC System Fees, the Health Services Fee funds the operational budgets for the Departments of Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services.  These departments are located in the Bird Building and provide health and counseling services to the students that pay the Health Fee.  These departments may also charge students for additional health care related expenses including medical procedures, laboratory tests, etc. $153.00
Student Activities One of the mandatory UNC System Fees, the Student Activities Fee provides financial support for many extracurricular activities for Western Carolina students; including but not limited to the Departments of Campus Activities, Campus Recreation and Wellness, InterCultural Affairs, Greek Student Engagement and Development, the Student Government Association, Student Affairs, and other select student-centered programs.  The budgets for these departments include personnel, facility costs, and other operational expenses.  A wide array of activities and entertainment events for students are in part or whole underwritten by this fee; including but not limited to concerts, lectures, exhibitions, some student arts programs, and partial funding for the WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. $309.00
Student Recreation Center Debt Service This fee generates funding to retire the indebtedness for the construction of the Student Recreation Center. $77.00
Book Rental (Undergraduate Only) This fee is established to cover the cost of the undergraduate book rental program. $14700
Athletics One of the mandatory UNC System Fees, the Athletics Fee supports WCU's NCAA Division I Athletic Program; including seven men's and seven women's sports.  Fee revenue supports grants-in-aid for student athletes, personnel costs, and operating expenses such as team travel, recruiting, postage, printing, repairs, maintenance, and equipment associated with the intercollegiate athletics program. $378.00
Athletic Facility Debt Service This fee generates funding to retire the indebtedness for the construction of various athletic facilities; including the baseball complex, softball complex, etc. $48.00
University Center Debt Service This fee generates funding to retire the indebtedness for the construction of the  A. K. Hinds University Center. $12.00
Records & Enrollment Management Fee This fee is used to defray costs associated with the electronic ordering, the production and the delivery of transcripts, enrollment certifications, degree verifications, transfer credit evaluations, and other official enrollment related documents for current students. Per semester limits apply to official transcript requests. Students who cease enrollment have a 4-month grace period before per transcript charges apply. $10.00
Education and Technology One of the mandatory UNC System Fees, the Education and Technology Fee funds specialized instructional supplies and services for scientific and information technology equipment not provided by State Funds. $272.00
Association of Student Government This fee is sent to The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments, a student led advocacy group whose main purpose is to ensure that the benefits of The University of North Carolina are extended to the people of North Carolina, as far as practicable, free of expense. $0.50
Sustainability This student-initiated fee funds environmentally sustainable initiatives and student learning opportunities. $5.00
Transportation This fee generates funds for a comprehensive shuttle service to transport students from the outlying portions of campus to the central portion of campus where classes and other student activities will take place. $59.00
Dining Facility Debt Service This fee generates funding to retire the indebtedness for the construction of the Courtyard Dining Hall facility.  $56.50
Brown Hall Debt Service This fee generates funding to retire the indebtedness for the construction of the Brown Hall facility.  $68.00
Campus Security   One of the mandatory UNC System Fees, the Campus Security Fee funds campus-based and UNC System-wide safety and security initiatives, staffing, and security measures.  The proceeds collected are distributed between the campus and the UNC System. $15.00
Health Insurance Students attending UNC System institutions are required to have health insurance.  Those students that are unable to document valid health insurance coverage are automatically enrolled in the UNC System's student health insurance program and charged this premium.  Contact Health Services for more information or to waive the System's health insurance coverage go to:  https://studentblue.bcbsnc.com/wcu. $1,293.88
     
TOTAL for Undergraduate Per Semester $2903.88
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