Cost and Eligibility

Cost Considerations

  • Appalachian State tuition and fees: to earn course credit for your internship if that is your preference and if your experience is approved for credit by your academic department
  • Housing, food, and other: costs associated with living in DC and your internship (e.g., clothing, shoes)
  • Transportation: (e.g., Metro, bus fair, parking if you choose to take your car)

Financial Aid Considerations

Meet with The Office of Student Financial Aid as early as possible, even as you are in the application process for your internship. Each student's situation will differ and the costs of living in DC will need to be recalculated into your financial aid package. Make sure you bring the following when you meet with The Office of Student Financial Aid .

  • Estimated expenses for the semester as stated above
  • A completed FAFSA

Internship Eligibility

All undergraduate and graduate students from any major, minor, or concentration are encouraged to apply to an internship in DC.  Some internship sites may prefer students that are enrolled for academic credit for their internship. Students are advised to contact Sharon Jensen,, for internship application assistance.  


Contact Us

Career Development Center, John Thomas Hall
287 River Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2180

For questions regarding the AppState in DC Experience please contact:

Sharon Jensen
Phone: (828)262-2832