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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 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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Making Quality Higher Education 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.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $285/credit hour for undergraduate courses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $370/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Military Tuition Grant-eligible master’s-level students.

$0
Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

$0
Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Helping You Save

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Making Education Possible for You

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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Explore Our 200+ Degrees & Certificates

Affordable, online programs, representing today’s most career-relevant fields.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs