2019-20 Tuition and Fees

Estimated 2019-20 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus

Tuition (12-18 units)$39,640
University Service Fee$580
Cougar Traditional Dining Plan2$4,140

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.

2019-20 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated 1/9/2019 (Costs effective for the 2019-20 school year)
Fees are subject to change without notice.


Cost per semester
Undergraduate full-time4
(12–18 units)
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 18 units)
Audit (per unit) $826
Undergraduate Summer 2020, per unit $826
Undergraduate Summer Study Away 2020, per unit $826
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) per session. No health fee included. (Levels I-V) $5,700


Residence Halls
Cost per semester
Adams, Engstrom, Smith, Trinity
(Cougar Traditional dining plan minimum)
Shire Mods (noncooking)
(Cougar Choice dining plan minimum)
Cost per semester
Bowles: 1 bedroom $2,897
University Park: 1 bedroom $3,068
University Park: 2 bedrooms $2,709
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $2,850
Alosta Place: 1 bedroom $3,349
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/1 bath $2,792
Alosta Place: 2 bedroom/2 bath $2,917
University Village: 1 bedroom $3,482
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath $2,819
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath $2,964


Residents living in campus apartments (with the exception of the Shire mods) must pay utilities (gas and electric). This will cost an estimated $400 a year per apartment but varies with usage. Students are also responsible for setting up and managing their own utilities.

Board (Dining Plans)

Cost per semester
Cougar Premium dining plan $2,329
Cougar Traditional dining plan $2,070
Cougar Classic dining plan $1,475
Cougar Choice dining plan $1,166
Cougar Mini dining plan $799


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

Mandatory Fees

Cost per semester
Undergraduate University Service Fee $290
ALCI University Service Fee $290
Summer University Service Fee
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students)
Study Away Health Fee
(per semester, including summer)
ALCI Summer Health Fee
(summer starts only)

Health Insurance Premiums

Cost per semester
Health Insurance Premium5
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students)

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 2019 and spring 2020 unless they waive it. The deadline to waive is Friday, September 6, 2019. New spring 2020 students, or students who were enrolled in less than 7 units for fall 2019 and will be enrolled in 7 or more units in spring 2020, must waive the plan by Friday, January 17, 2020. All international students on APU I-20s or IAP-66s are not permitted to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Extra Class Fees (Labs, Art, Music, Etc.)

Art Fee (per course) $80
Cinematic Arts Lab Fee (per unit) $35
Communication Lab Fee (per course) $110
Kinesiology Lab Fee $100
Music: Applied Private Voice and Instrument (per unit) $350
Music Choir Outfit: Bel Canto $350
Music Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers $400
Music Choir Outfit: Gospel Choir $75
Music Choir Outfit: Men’s Chorale (first year) $500
Music Choir Outfit: Men’s Chorale (returning) $200
Music Choir Outfit: Men’s Chorale—Driven $100
Music Choir Outfit: Men’s Chorale—Undone $100
Music Choir Outfit: University Choir (first year) $0
Music Choir Outfit: University Choir (returning) $0
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 course) $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) $2.50


Application Fee for U.S. Students $45
Application Fee for International Students $45
Enrollment Deposit $300
New Student Orientation Fee (nonrefundable) $130

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) $400
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 in the tables above.
  2. The minimum plan for a student living in a residence hall is a Cougar Traditional dining plan. Other options and prices are listed in the tables above.
  3. Students who do not have proof of health insurance will be charged a Health Insurance Premium each semester that is not included in the total listed above.
  4. The maximum study load for students with fewer than 30 units of completed college study is 17 units per semester. The maximum load for students who have completed 30 or more units of college study is 18 units, providing they have maintained a 3.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA). All variance to this policy must be petitioned through the department chair and appropriate dean. Final approval is granted through the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center.
  5. Health insurance premiums are subject to change each year. The currently advertised premium is for the 2019-20 school year only.

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