Tuition & Fees
Our combined tuition, fees, and books are roughly 19% less for undergraduate, and 33% less for graduate students than the average in-state cost at a public university.
Among 10 U.S. leading providers of online education, we are on average 42% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students.
|Tuition|| || |
|Undergraduate||$250/credit hour||$750/3-credit course|
|Graduate||$325/credit hour||$975/3-credit course|
|Audit||$300/3-credit course||$400/4-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|
|$0|| || || |
Iowa residents: please view your state-specific policies regarding educator's licensing, course withdraws, and refunds.
1Tuition figures based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2012 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Educational Statistics, and APUS estimates. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the Web as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students (unless a waiver is granted) were included, such as Application, Transfer Credit, Technology, and Graduation fees. Undergraduate tuition assumes 10 classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours. Graduate tuition assumes 6 classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours, and does not account for programs of varying lengths or those programs that require a comprehensive exam, a capstone project, or an integrative practicum. Scholarships or tuition discounts are also not included.
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.
4A $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.
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