What Does It Cost?

Higher education comes with a cost, but it is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in life, and APU offers many options to help make college more affordable. The snapshots below provide an overview of general tuition costs.

2018-19 Tuition Overview

First-year Freshman Estimated Cost

Note: For a better understanding of true cost once financial aid is factored in, view our financial aid page.

The following estimate is for two semesters for a freshman living on campus, before factoring in financial aid. Visit the 2018-19 Tuition and Fees page for a complete breakdown.

First-year Freshman Estimated Cost
Tuition (12-17 units) $38,300
University Service Fee $580
Housing $5,060
Dining Plan [1] $3,940
Total [2] $47,880

Transfer Student Estimated Cost

Note: For a better understanding of true cost once financial aid is factored in, view our financial aid page.

The following estimate is for two semesters for a transfer student living on campus, before factoring in financial aid. Visit the 2018-19 Tuition and Fees page for a complete breakdown.

Transfer Student Estimated Cost
Tuition (12-17 units) $38,300
University Service Fee $580
Housing [3] $5,474
Dining Plan [4] $2,288
Total [5] $46,642

Commuter Student Estimated Cost

Note: For a better understanding of true cost once financial aid is factored in, view our financial aid page.

The following estimate is for two semesters for a commuter student, before factoring in financial aid. Visit the 2018-19 Tuition and Fees page for a complete breakdown.

Commuter Student Estimated Cost
Tuition (12-17 units) $38,300
University Service Fee $580
Dining Plan [6] $748
Total [7] $39,628

Footnotes

  1. The minimum plan for a student living in a residence hall is a Cougar Traditional dining plan. View (additional options).
  2. Additional fees not listed here may include a Health Insurance Premium for students who do not have health insurance, as well as a $300 parking fee per semester for freshman wishing to park a car on campus.
  3. This is based on a 2-bedroom/1-bath living area and may vary depending on your housing arrangements. View additional housing options.
  4. This amount is based on the Cougar Choice dining plan, the minimum required for a non-freshman living in APU residence halls. View additional options.
  5. Additional fees not listed here may include a Health Insurance Premium for students who do not have health insurance, as well as a $125 parking fee per semester for transfers who live on campus and need to park a car.
  6. This amount is based on the Cougar Mini dining plan. However, no dining plan is required for commuter students. View additional options.
  7. Additional fees not listed here may include a Health Insurance Premium for students who do not have health insurance, as well as a $125 parking fee per semester for commuters who need to park a car on campus.

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