Continuing Students

If you took a class in Fall 2019, you are considered a continuing student! 

Completed forms can be scanned to Karen Braswell (, or mailed to this address:

UNC Asheville Academic Success Center
1 University Heights CPO #1570
Asheville, NC 28804

New Students

  • New students, or students who were not enrolled in a Fall 2019 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 2020 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

We are now offering a credit card payment system! After you are enrolled, you will get a confirmation email with information on how to log in and pay through OnePort, following these instructions.

Students who would rather not pay online can mail a check or money order made out to “The Great Smokies Writing Program” to the Student Accounts Office:

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

If you have questions, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Lilly Augspurger at 828.251.6099 or Office hours are 1:00-5:00 p.m. and we will return any missed calls as soon as possible.

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.