Due Dates

  • Tuition charges are considered due on the first day of class.
  • Fees are due on the date that they are charged to a student’s account.

Past Due Balances

  • A charge is considered “past due” once the due date for the tuition or fee charge passes and the charge remains unpaid.
  • If any student has a past-due balance, they may be dropped from classes and/or prevented from participating in any enrollment activity until the account is current and no longer past due.

Financial Agreement

A student may not participate in graduation ceremonies, register for further sessions, or receive any diploma, certificate, or Degree Verification Letter until all financial obligations (excluding NDSL/Perkins Loans) have been satisfied with a zero balance. Any diploma, certificate, or letter of recommendation shall be retained by the university as a security interest until all such obligations are satisfied. Release of any such security interest prior, or subsequent to, any default by the debtors shall not be considered a binding precedent or modification of this policy.

The university reserves the right to make any changes in costs, payment plans, and refund policies without notice.

Payment Plans

To help families better afford APU’s distinctive education, the university offers payment plans to all students. APU automatically places students in a 4-month payment plan for the fall and spring semesters and a 2-month payment plan in the summer semester. Students who wish to be removed from a payment plan may pay their owing balance in full at any time. Please note that students may be charged a convenience fee for enrollment into a payment plan.


Students with an outstanding balance will receive a monthly email directing them to view their balance online.