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 receive some form of financial aid, such as scholarships, grants, and/or loans. Learn more about available financial aid options and understanding the true cost of college.

Estimated 2023-24 School-Year Charges (Two Semesters) for a Freshman Living on Campus
Tuition (12-18 units)$42,900
University Service Fee$700
Cougar Plan C (Meal Plan)2$3,950

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.

2023-24 Undergraduate Student Semester Charges

Updated October 2022 (Costs effective for the 2023-24 school year)
Fees are subject to change without notice.

For the 2023-24 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) $894
Undergraduate, Summer 2023 TBD
Summer Short-Term Study Travel (per unit)5 100–200-level courses: $452
300–400-level courses: $527
Undergraduate University Service Fee $350
Independent Study (per unit)
This cost is in addition to regular tuition fees

Room and Board

Residence Halls
Cost per semester
Adams, Engstrom, Trinity
(Cougar Plan C meal plan minimum)
Cost per semester
Shire Mods: 2 bedrooms (cooking) $3,054
Shire Mods: 3 bedrooms (cooking) $2,793
University Village: 1 bedroom $3,967
University Village: 2 bedroom/1 bath $3,241
University Village: 2 bedroom/2 bath $3,407
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 $2,700
Cougar Plan B: 15 weekly meals and $175 flex $2,450
Cougar Plan C: 12 weekly meals and $150 flex $1,975
Cougar Plan D: 9 weekly meals and $100 flex $1,500
Cougar Plan E: 3 weekly meals and $350 flex $830
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 $150
Mandatory Fees5
Cost per semester
Summer University Service Fee (Undergraduate Students) $100
Study Away Semester Program Fee $5,500
Orientation Fee $100
Health Insurance Premiums5
Cost per semester
Health Insurance Premium6
(Undergraduate Students)
$687 (Fall 2023)
$1,060 (Spring 2024)
Study Away International Health Insurance Fee5
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.)5
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 Fee $600
Science Lab Fee (per course) $100
Transcript Request5
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 $300
Graduation Fees5
Undergraduate Students $100
Cap and Gown Fee $44.99
Late Graduation Application Fee $200
Noncompliance Fees5
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. Fees listed in this section are for the 2023-24 academic year.
  6. Health insurance premiums are subject to change each year; the currently advertised premium is for the 2023-24 school year only.

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