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Tuition and Fees

Estimated 2015–16 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus

Tuition (12–17 units)$34,174
University Service Fee$580
We've Got You Covered Dining Plan**$3,458

*This charge will vary for returning students and transfer students depending on their living area. Other options and prices are listed below.
**The minimum plan for a student living in a residence hall is a We've Got You Covered dining plan. Other options and prices are listed below.
***Students who do not have proof of health insurance will be charged a Health Insurance Premium each semester which is not included in the total listed above.

Please note: Freshman students who wish to park a vehicle on campus will be charged a $285 parking fee per semester. Returning students parking on campus will be charged $110 per semester.

2015–16 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated: 02/10/2015 (Costs effective 09/01/2015)
Fees are subject to change without notice.


Cost per semester
Undergraduate full-time
(12–17 units for freshmen and sophomores)
Undergraduate full-time
(12–18 units for juniors and seniors)
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 17–18 units)
Audit (per unit) $712
Undergraduate Summer 2016 and Global Learning Terms, per unit $570
Undergraduate Summer 2016 Nursing, per unit $722
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
per session. No health fee included. (Levels I–V)
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
per session. No health fee included. (Level VI)


Cost per semester
Residence Halls:
Adams, Engstrom, Smith, Trinity
(We've Got You Covered dining plan minimum)
Shire Mods (non-cooking)
(Forgot to Cook dining plan minimum)
Bowles: 1 bedroom $2,556
University Park: 1 bedroom $2,719
University Park: 2 bedrooms $2,396
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $2,508
Alosta Place: 1 bedroom $3,195
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/1 bath $2,499
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/2 bath $2,623
University Village: 1 bedroom (per semester) $3,195
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath (per semester) $2,499
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath (per semester) $2,623

Board (Dining Plans)

Cost per semester
No Worries dining plan (1,157 dining points) $1,995
We've Got You Covered dining plan (881 dining points) $1,729
Weekend Away dining plan (781 dining points) $1,275
Forgot to Cook dining plan (535 dining points) $1,025
Grab and Go dining plan (257 dining points) $675


Cost per semester
Parking Fee, Freshman Living On Campus $285
Parking Fee, Freshman Commuter and Returning Students $110

Mandatory Fees

University Service Fee
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students, per semester)
Summer University Service Fee
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students)
International and Study Abroad Health Fee
(per semester, including summer)
ALCI Summer Health Fee
(per semester, including summer)

Extra Class Fees (lab, art, music, etc)

Art Fee (per course) Up to $80
Cinematic Arts Lab Fee (per unit) $35
Communication Lab Fee (per course) $110
Exercise and Sport Science Lab Fee
(AES 363: Physiology of Exercise)
Music: Applied Private Voice and Instrument (per unit) $335
Music: Applied Semi-Private Voice and Instrument (per unit) $150
Music Choir Outfit: Bel Canto $350
Music Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers $400
Music Choir Outfit: Gospel Choir $375
Music Choir Outfit: University Choir, Men’s Chorale $475
Music: Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Handbell Choir $40
Music: MIDI Lab Fee (maximum $180 per semester) $30
Nursing Fees (per nursing clinic/lab course) (includes malpractice insurance) $200
Nursing Fees (licensing preparation fee for course UNRS 496) $200
Science Lab Fee (per class) $100

Transcript Request

Transcripts (per copy) $5
Rush Transcript Fee (per copy) $10
Overnight Express within U.S. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) (1–2 days) $20 minimum
Global Express outside of continental U.S. and international (3–4 days) $40 minimum


Application Fee for U.S. students $45
Application Fee for International Students $45
Enrollment Deposit $500
New Student Orientation Fee (nonrefundable) $100

Graduation Fees

Undergraduate Students $80
Late Graduation Application Fee $200
Placement Files: Set-up and 10 mailings $60


Independent Study (per unit) $125
Late Registration Fee (per semester) $300
Return Check Fee $30

*The maximum study load recommended by APU for students with fewer than 28 completed units (freshmen) is 17 units per semester. The maximum study load for students who have completed 28 or more graded units of study (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) is 18 units per semester, provided they have maintained a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. All variance to this policy must be petitioned through the department chair and appropriate dean. Final approval is granted through One Stop: Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center.

**University Park and University Village residents must pay utilities (gas and electric). This will cost an estimated $400 a year per apartment and vary with usage. Students are also responsible for setting up and managing their own utilities.

For further information, contact the One Stop (Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center) at (888) 788-6090 or