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Higher Education That Is Accessible

American Public University (APU) understands your desire to make a difference. We’re ready to help you achieve your goals, providing high quality, affordable education in 200+ degree and certificate programs—all convenient, accessible, and flexible. Our programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are 0 entrance exams and programs start every month—allowing you to quickly turn your ambitions into reality.

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An Affordable Quality Higher Education Is Within Reach

At APU, we believe higher education must come with lower tuition. It must be more affordable. So we’re removing higher education barriers to give you the power to pursue your passion.

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    Our staff will review your transfer documentation at no-cost.

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    Our no-cost application can be completed at any time.

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    We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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    With no entrance exams, you can get started fast. Programs start monthly.

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    Per Undergraduate Credit

    $250 w/Military Tuition Grant for eligible students.

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Explore Our 200+ Degrees & Certificates

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    Long Term Value

    APUS ranks in the top 11% for a return on your investment, compared to colleges and universities nationwide.

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    Respected & Accredited

    APU is part of American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).

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    Consistently Affordable

    APU has always prioritized controlling costs and delivering value. Undergraduate tuition is $285/credit hour.

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    Transfer-Credit Friendly

    We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible for what you’ve earned or achieved.

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    A Name, Not a Number

    You always have a front row seat in our online classes. Undergraduate class sizes average 20 students.

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    Supportive & Career-Focused

    Our advisors are available 7 days a week, faculty can be reached online, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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