Monthly Payment Plan

Paying Tuition and Fees

Students may have an owing balance after all financial aid, loans, and scholarships have been applied to their student account. Owing balances for each term are due by the date listed below. Owing balances and due dates may also be viewed by reviewing your statements on CASHNet. Students may select a monthly payment plan to extend the time needed to pay any owing balance.

Owing Balance Due Dates*
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Sessions
June 15
November 15
April 15

*Any new charges incurred are due on the first of the month.

Payment Plans

To help families better afford APU’s distinctive education, the university offers payment plans to all traditional undergraduate students currently enrolled in a traditional undergraduate degree program.

Returning Students

APU offers students a 4-month or 5-month payment plan at no additional cost. Students will have an opportunity to choose which payment plan they would like to enroll in for the year. Deadlines for selecting a payment plan will be communicated with students through their APU assigned email address. Students are responsible for selecting a payment plan through CASHNet by the deadline. Students that do not select a payment plan by the deadline will automatically be placed in the 4-month payment plan. Students that wish to be removed from a payment plan may pay their owing balance in full at any time.

Payment Due Dates

4-Month Payment Plan
Fall Semester Spring Semester
August 1
September 1
October 1
November 1
January 1
February 1
March 1
April 1
5-Month Payment Plan
Fall Semester Spring Semester
July 10
August 1
September 1
October 1
November 1
December 10
January 1
February 1
March 1
April 1
2-Month Payment Plan
Summer Semester
May 1
June 1

New Students (First Semester)

APU offers students a 4-month payment plan option for students in their first semester at APU at no additional cost. Students will automatically be placed in this payment plan through CASHNet. Students that wish to be removed from a payment plan may pay their owing balance in full at any time.

4-Month Payment Plan
Fall Semester Spring Semester
August 1
September 1
October 1
November 1
January 1
February 1
March 1
April 1

Amount Due

A Guided Tour of Your Account Statement: How to read your statement (PDF).

Things to Remember

  1. Check your statement every month.
  2. Payment plans can change after the first statements of the semester are issued in June, November, and May based on activity on a student's account (i.e. increase or decrease in number of units enrolled in, adding a parking permit, requesting Cougars Bucks, etc.).
  3. Financial aid may change if not enrolled full time.
  4. Before the Add/Drop deadline (refer to the academic calendar), all financial aid is reflecting full-time enrollment (12–18 units). If a student is not registered full time at this point, their financial aid will be readjusted to reflect enrollment. This will affect the payment plan.

If the semester balance is not paid in full by the last due date, students will not be permitted to register for the next semester. APU realizes that extenuating circumstances may sometimes impact a student’s ability to complete the semester. Depending on the circumstances, if a student stops attending all of his or her classes after the add/drop deadline, it may be classified as a "withdrawal," "leave of absence," or "dismissal" from the university.

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