Students arrive for App State’s first-ever day of classes at Hickory campus

HICKORY, N.C. — Monday was the first day of classes ever at Appalachian State University’s new Hickory campus.

The chancellor there said the tuition for some of the students is just $6,000 for the first year.

“A ton of money without having to pay for a dorm and housing,” student Kylee Summerlin said. “Just got everything here and drive.”

The 226,000-square-foot building provides as many as 100 majors. Appalachian State purchased the building for $1 million and then spent $8 million on renovations.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Dave Faherty spoke with a number of students who said App State Hickory will save them thousands of dollars as they pursue a degree.

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