2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

Estimated 2017-18 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus

Tuition (12–17 units) $36,926
University Service Fee $580
Housing[1] $4,868
We've Got You Covered Dining Plan[2] $3,750
Total[3] $46,124

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.

2017-18 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated: 02/07/2017 (Costs effective 08/28/2017)

Fees are subject to change without notice.>


Cost per semester
Undergraduate full-time[4]
(12–18 units)
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 17–18 units)
Audit (per unit) $769
Undergraduate Summer 2018, per unit $615
Undergraduate Summer 2018 Nursing, per unit $615
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
per session. No health fee included. (Levels I–V)


Residence Halls
Cost per semester
Adams, Engstrom, Smith, Trinity
(We've Got You Covered dining plan minimum)
Shire Mods (non-cooking)
(Forgot to Cook dining plan minimum)
Cost per semester
Bowles: 1 bedroom $2,718
University Park: 1 bedroom $2,885
University Park: 2 bedrooms $2,548
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $2,674
Alosta Place: 1 bedroom[5] $3,227
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/1 bath[5] $2,638
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/2 bath[5] $2,763
University Village: 1 bedroom (per semester)[5] $3,291
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath (per semester)[5] $2,651
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath (per semester)[5] $2,788

Board (Dining Plans)

Cost per semester
No Worries dining plan (1,157 dining points) $2,170
We've Got You Covered dining plan (881 dining points) $1,875
Weekend Away dining plan (781 dining points) $1,380
Forgot to Cook dining plan (535 dining points) $1,100
Grab and Go dining plan (257 dining points) $720


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)
Study Abroad Health Fee
(per semester, including summer)
ALCI Summer Health Fee
(summer starts only)

Health Insurance Premiums

Cost per semester
Health Insurance Premium[6]
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students, per semester)

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 2017 and spring 2018 unless they waive it. The deadline to waive is Friday, September 8, 2017. New spring 2018 students or students that were enrolled in less than 7 units for fall 2017 and will be enrolled in 7 or more units in spring 2018 must waive the plan by Friday, January 19, 2018. All international students on APU I-20s or IAP-66s are not permitted to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

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

Art Fee (per course) $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
Electronic PDF Delivery $1.75
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


  1. This charge will vary for returning students and transfer students depending on their living area. Other options and prices are listed below.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Health Insurance Premiums are subject to change each year. The currently advertised premium is for the 2017-18 school year only. The premium amount for 2017-18 will be released by July 2017.

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