Tuition & Fees
Our combined tuition, fees, and books are roughly 15% less for undergraduate, and 33% less for graduate students than the average in-state rates at a public university.
Among the 10 leading providers of online education, we are on average 42% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students.
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|Tuition||cost per credit hour||cost per 3-credit course|
|Fees and Course Material Costs|
|Admission Fee||$0||Average Graduate Course Materials5|
|Registration Fee||$0||Completion Fee: Certificate||$25|
|Late Registration Fee2||$50||Graduate Comprehensive Exam4||$250|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation3||$50||Graduation Completion Fee for most degrees||$100|
|Average Undergraduate Course Materials5|
1Tuition figures based on lowest possible tuition rates for ten leading regionally accredited providers of online education. In-state tuition information provided by the College Board. Undergraduate tuition assumes 10 classes per year over 4 years, with bachelor’s degrees requiring between 120 and 124 semester hours (39-40 courses and 1-4 labs) depending on the program. Graduate tuition assumes 6 classes per year over 2 years with degrees ranging from 36 to 48 semester hours (12-15 courses) and require a comprehensive exam, a capstone project, or an integrative practicum.
2For detailed information on late registration, go to the student handbook under "registration."
3Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4Effective Sept 1, 2012 a $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
5Our Undergraduate Book Grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost for undergraduate-level courses for credit. All students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.