Application & Tuition Information

Application Instructions

If you are a new student, or if you were not enrolled in a GSWP class during the spring or summer 2018 session, please use this application and registration form.

New students will need to include a one-time $20 application fee with their payment. All students (or returning students who have not stayed continuously enrolled) must also complete an on-line residency verification process at to qualify for in-state tuition.

If you were enrolled in a GSWP class during the spring OR summer 2018 session, you may fill out the current student registration form.

Please mail completed form with tuition payment to:

Great Smokies Writing Program
UNC Asheville
One University Heights, CPO 1860
Asheville, NC 28804


Tuition for Fall 2018

Tuition for those who qualify for in-state tuition through is $155.81 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 $720.77 per credit hour.
5-week classes (1 credit hour): $155.81 in-state
10-week classes (2 credit hours): $311.62 in-state
15-week classes (3 credit hours): $467.43 in-state
​Please submit tuition payment with your application/registration form. Checks should be made to UNCA. Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted via phone at 828.251.6099.

If you have questions about tuition rates or residency determination, please call our office at 828.251.6099.


Withdrawals & Refunds

Please note that refunds will only be given for cancellations received more than 2 weeks prior to the first class.

Students who decide to withdraw from a class after it has begun should contact our office immediately. 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. Refunds are not given for withdrawals.