Tuition and Fees

Estimated 2016–17 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus

Tuition (12–17 units)$35,540
University Service Fee$580
We've Got You Covered Dining Plan**$3,590

*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 $300 parking fee per semester. Returning students parking on campus will be charged $125 per semester.

2016–17 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated: 02/18/2016 (Costs effective 09/01/2016)
Fees are subject to change without notice.


Cost per semester
Undergraduate full-time*
(12–18 units)
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 17–18 units)
Audit (per unit) $741
Undergraduate Summer 2017 and Global Learning Terms, per unit $592
Undergraduate Summer 2017 Nursing, per unit $750
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)

*The maximum study load recommended by APU for students with fewer than 30 completed units (freshmen) is 17 units per semester. The maximum study load for students who have completed 30 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.


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 $2,620
University Park: 1 bedroom $2,787
University Park: 2 bedrooms $2,462
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $2,577
Alosta Place: 1 bedroom* $3,195
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/1 bath* $2,561
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/2 bath* $2,689
University Village: 1 bedroom (per semester)* $3,195
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath (per semester)* $2,561
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath (per semester)* $2,689

*Residents living in the campus apartments (with the exception of Shire) 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.

Board (Dining Plans)

Cost per semester
No Worries dining plan (1,157 dining points) $2,075
We've Got You Covered dining plan (881 dining points) $1,795
Weekend Away dining plan (781 dining points) $1,325
Forgot to Cook dining plan (535 dining points) $1,065
Grab and Go dining plan (257 dining points) $705


Cost per semester
Parking Fee, Freshman Living On Campus $300
Parking Fee, Freshman Commuter and Returning Students $125

Mandatory Fees

Cost per semester
University Service Fee (fall/spring semester)
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students, per semester)
Summer University Service Fee
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students)
Health Insurance Premium*
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students, per semester)
Study Abroad Health Fee
(per semester, including summer)
ALCI Summer Health Fee
(summer starts only)

Health Insurance Premiums
All undergraduate students enrolled in 7 or more units will be automatically enrolled in APU’s Student Health Insurance Plan provided by United Healthcare for fall 2016 and spring 2017 unless they waive it. The deadline to waive is Friday, September 9, 2016. New spring 2017 students or students that were enrolled in less than 7 units for fall 2016 and will be enrolled in 7 or more units in spring 2017 must waive the plan by Friday, January 20, 2017. All international students on APU I-20s or IAP-66s are not permitted to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

*Health Insurance Premiums are subject to change each year. The currently advertised premium is for the 2016-17 school year only. The premium amount for 2017-18 will be released by July 2017.

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) $350
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)(per unit) $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 address) $5
Rush Transcript Fee (per address) $10
Overnight Express within U.S. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) (1–2 days) (per address) $30
International Express outside of continental U.S. and international (3–4 days) (per address) $50
National Student Clearinghouse Online Ordering Processing Fee (per address) $2.25


Application Fee for U.S. Students $45
Application Fee for International Students $45
Enrollment Deposit $300
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) $350
Return Check Fee $30

For further information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (626) 812-3016 or