Whether you're well along your career path or just starting out, higher education can help you reach the next level. If you're ready to move forward, we're ready to help.
At our university, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality. Tuition and costs are always transparent with no hidden charges.
1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2015.
2 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
3 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
4 - Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Education Statistics, and APUS estimates.
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During the application process, you will select your desired program from more than 190 degree and certificate programs.
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There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program. During the application process, you'll receive your student ID and password; make note of them.3
During orientation, you'll learn about our academic and financial policies, and your rights and responsibilities as a student. Once you've completed orientation, you'll access the e-campus where you can submit forms, view resource materials, and track your progress.
American Public University's affordable and flexible online programs are designed specifically for you. Ready to pursue your educational goals? APU can help.
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