Continuing Students

If you took a class in Fall 2020, you are considered a continuing student! 

New Students

If you are registering after January 1 for a Spring 2021 class, please ask us if the CFNC non-degree application has been opened for the week!

  • New students, or students who were not enrolled in a Fall 2020 class, must complete the new online application through CFNC. Refer to our step-by-step tutorial for this process; be sure to select “Student Type: Distance Education” when you see that question on the application! Please be advised there is a non-refundable $35 application fee.
  • You must complete the online residency verification process at to qualify for in-state tuition. This process must be repeated every year. Students who do not complete or update this verification will be billed the out-of-state tuition rate. If you have any questions, about the residency process, please call the RDS Call Center: 844-319-3640.
  • If you run into any problems completing the RDS or CFNC, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2021 Tuition

For those who qualify for in-state tuition through, tuition is $157.06 per credit hour. Students who are determined to be out-of-state for tuition purposes, or students who fail to complete the Residency Determination Services process, will be billed for out-of-state tuition at $743.14 per credit hour.

  • 5-week classes (1 credit hour): $157.06 in-state, $743.14 out-of-state
  • 10-week classes (2 credit hours): $314.12 in-state, $1,486.28 out-of-state
  • 15-week classes (3 credit hours): $471.18 in-state, $2,229.42 out-of-state

After you are enrolled, you will get a confirmation email with information on how to log in and pay via credit card through OnePort, following these instructions.

If you would rather pay by check, please make it out to “The Great Smokies Writing Program” and mail it to Student Accounts:

University of North Carolina Asheville
Student Accounts Office, CPO 1565
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

If you have questions, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Lilly Augspurger at

Withdrawals & Refunds

Please note that refunds will only be given for cancellations received more than two weeks prior to the first class meeting.

Students who decide to withdraw from a class after it has begun should contact our office immediately by email to Failure to attend class without completing the official withdrawal paperwork before the end of the withdrawal period will result in an F as a final grade.

Class Size

To ensure that students receive individual attention from the instructor, enrollment is limited. In some courses, the instructor’s permission is required for admission. See course descriptions where applicable.