2022-23 Tuition and Fees

When reviewing APU’s tuition and fees, keep in mind that most students do not pay the full price each year. In fact, 100% of new students beginning spring 2020 will receive some form of financial aid, such as scholarships, grants, and loans. Learn more about available financial aid options and understanding the true cost of college.

Estimated 2022-23 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus
Tuition (12-18 units)$41,650
University Service Fee$680
Cougar Plan C (Meal Plan)2$3,800

Note: Freshman students who wish to park a vehicle on campus will be charged a $250 parking fee per semester. Returning students parking on campus will be charged $150 per semester. Additionally, a bicycle permit fee is $10.

2022-23 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated March 2022 (Costs effective for the 2022-23 school year)
Fees are subject to change without notice.

For the 2022-23 academic year, while prices are subject to change, tuition and fees are established regardless of instruction mode, and will not be prorated or refunded in the event that instruction transitions from face-to-face instruction to another mode of learning, including remote or online learning. This does not apply to room and board fees.


Traditional Undergraduate Costs
Cost per semester
Undergraduate full-time4
(12–18 units)
Undergraduate, per unit
(under 12 units or over 18 units)
Undergraduate, Audit (per unit) $868
Undergraduate, Summer 2023 (per unit) 100-200 level courses = $452
300-500 level courses = $527
Summer Short-Term Study Travel (per unit) 100–200-level courses: $452
300–400-level courses: $527
Independent Study (per unit)
This cost is in addition to regular tuition fees
ALCI Per-Session Costs
Cost per semester
American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) (per session) No health fee included (Levels I-V) $5,700

Room and Board

Residence Halls
Cost per semester
Adams, Engstrom, Trinity
(Cougar Plan C meal plan minimum)
Cost per semester
Bowles: 1 bedroom $3,206
University Park: 1 bedroom $3,223
University Park: 2 bedrooms $3,039
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $2,994
University Village: 1 bedroom $3,889
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath $3,177
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath $3,340
Utilities Now Included!

Campus housing apartments now include utilities. Students no longer have to set up or shut off utilities or coordinate utilities payments with their roommates.

Meal Plans
Cost per semester
Cougar Plan A: 20 weekly meals and $175 flex $2,600
Cougar Plan B: 15 weekly meals and $175 flex $2,350
Cougar Plan C: 12 weekly meals and $150 flex $1,900
Cougar Plan D: 9 weekly meals and $100 flex $1,450
Cougar Plan E: 3 weekly meals and $350 flex $800
Cougar Plan F: 0 weekly meals and $400 flex $400

Residents living in Adams, Trinity, or Engstrom halls are required to carry at minimum the Cougar Plan C meal plan and to sign the Meal Plan Agreement. Any dorm resident who does not sign up for a meal plan will be automatically placed on Cougar Plan C. Residents living in Shire H Court are required to have at minimum Cougar Plan D and to sign the Meal Plan Agreement. Any Shire H Court resident who does not sign up for a meal plan will be automatically placed on Cougar Plan D.

Additional Fees

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 $340
ALCI University Service Fee $315
Summer University Service Fee (ALCI and Undergraduate Students) $100
ALCI Summer Health Fee $200
Study Away Semester Program Fee $5,500
Orientation Fee $100
Health Insurance Premiums
Cost per semester
Health Insurance Premium5
(ALCI and Undergraduate Students)
$687 (Fall 2023)
$1,060 (Spring and Summer 2024)
Study Away International Health Insurance Fee
Length of Program Cost of Insurance Per Program
0-2 Weeks $35
2-10 Weeks $50
10+ Weeks or 1 Semester $100
Extra Class Fees (Labs, Art, Music, Etc.)
Art Fee Varies
Engineering Fee (ENGR 215, ENGR 240, ENGR 245, ENGR 335, ENGR/CS 452, ENGR 470) $100/course
Engineering Fee (ENGR 480) $200
Interdisciplinary Studies Program Fee $50
Kinesiology Lab Fee $35-$100
Music Fee Varies
Music: Applied Private Voice and Instrument (per unit) $350
Music: MIDI Lab Fee (per unit, maximum $180 per semester) $0
Nursing Fees (per nursing clinic/lab course; includes malpractice insurance) $250
Science Lab Fee (per course) $100
Transcript Request
Transcript (per address) $5
Transcript Online Processing Fee (per address) $2.50
Transcript Electronic Delivery Fee $1.75
Rush Mail (per address, in addition to transcript copy fees) $10
Rush Pick-Up (in addition to transcript copy fees) $10
Rush Electronic PDF (per email address) $11.75
Rush/Express Mail Fee (per domestic address, in addition to transcript copy fees) $30
Rush/Express International Transcript Mail Fee (per international address, in addition to transcript copy fees) $50

Learn more about requesting academic transcripts.

Enrollment Deposit $350
Graduation Fees
Undergraduate Students $100
Cap and Gown Fee $44.99
Late Graduation Application Fee $200
Noncompliance Fees
Return Check Fee $30
Chapel Noncompliance Fine $200
Chapel Late Petition Fine $125-$175


  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 Cougar Plan C. 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 Student Services Center.
  5. The above rates include premiums for the plan and commissions, and administrative fees. Rates are currently under regulatory review with the state and subject to change.

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