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Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour

Momentum Programs

Tuition = $2,500 per 16-week term

  • Includes all course materials
  • No technology fees
  • Not currently eligible for FSA, military TA or VA funding

Doctoral Programs

View doctoral program pages to view pricing and details.

Tuition Rates

Ways to Pay

As an accredited university, we are able to accept many forms of financing from public and private sources, including:

Federal Student Aid (FSA)

The federal government offers a number of financial aid options to help you pay for school, and our financial aid representatives are fully trained to answer your FSA questions. You'll start by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you are eligible for federal aid. (Our FAFSA school code is 038193-00.) You'll want to submit all required financial aid forms at least 5 weeks before you plan to start taking courses.

Learn more about FSA.

Military TA

Our finance team has decades of experience helping active-duty service members pay for school using military tuition assistance. In addition, we offer service members:

  • A tuition grant designed to cap our undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour and graduate tuition at $325/credit.
  • Technology fees covered by grants for active-duty servicemembers when using military TA.

Learn more about military TA.

Veterans Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers a number of educational benefits to veterans. Our representatives can help you decide which GI Bill® best fits your needs and can navigate you through the submission process

Learn more about veterans benefits.

Employer Contributions

APU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

Learn more about employer contributions.

Scholarships and Private Loans

While we don't directly offer university scholarships, there are many opportunities to apply for private scholarships or loans.

Learn more about scholarships and loans.

Self Pay Online

The university accepts MasterCard®, Visa®, or Discover® credit cards during registration checkout. We also offer electronic debit from your bank to pay for tuition in full or to set up an automatic payment plan to spread tuition costs over 2 to 3 months.

Learn more about self-payment options.

Get Started Soon

If you plan to use any form of financial assistance, it's important to start the process early. After you apply for enrollment or financial aid, please check your email frequently and respond promptly to our requests for items such as tax information or transcripts.

Ways to Save

In addition to our affordable tuition rates, here are ways to save when paying for school.

Military-Affiliated Savings

*Military-affiliated students receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour. This grant is for U.S. active-duty servicemembers and their spouses/dependents, Guard, Reserve, and veterans.

In addition, our technology fees are waived for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military TA.

View more military benefits.

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

You can take full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses and military service. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind.

Accelerated Learning Options

Our competency-based learning programs, our dual degree programs, and our prior credit for real world work experience are just a few ways you can accelerate your degree completion and save on total cost of tuition.

The Details


  • Admission and registration: $0
  • Technology (per course)*: $50
  • Learning Tracks COLL099 or COLL599: $50
  • Late registration: $50
  • Certificate completion: $25
  • Graduate comprehensive exam: $250
  • Graduation (for most degrees): $100
  • Transcripts (per copy):
    • Official electronic: $10
    • Official paper: $20
    • Unofficial electronic: $5

*Technology fees are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

Note: Fees may vary by academic program. For example, ENGR and ELEN courses incur a $100 technology fee. Please view your program of interest for exact fees.

Refunds & Withdrawals

If you withdraw from or drop a course, your account may be credited based on the guidelines listed below.

8 Week Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

  • Before or during week 1: 100% refund
  • During week 2: 75%
  • During weeks 3 and 4: 50%
  • During weeks 5 through 8: No refund

16 Week Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

  • Before or during week 1 or 2: 100% refund
  • During weeks 3 and 4: 75%
  • During week 5 through 8: 50%
  • During weeks 9 through 16: No refund

Course withdrawals could impact your eligibility for some financial aid, so it is important to look into that prior to making a decision.

Be a Smart Consumer

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website provides information about how to pay for college including tools to compare college costs and financial aid offers. You can also use the Department of Education's College Scorecard and College Navigator to search national databases.

Don’t become the victim of a scam. Before you apply for financial aid, learn how to spot potential fraud, avoid paying for free services, and prevent identity theft.

We also encourage you to view our consumer information page designed to help you make informed decisions regarding your education.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator (NPC) is a free service to help you determine your eligibility for Federal Student Aid programs. The NPC takes only about 5 minutes to complete, and it will provide you with an immediate estimate of the financial aid that you might be eligible to receive. Note: this is not a replacement for the FAFSA application.