Cost of Attendance


Net Price

American Public University System Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates at American Public University System are offered that are easy to understand and at low-cost fees. Tuition and fees have to be paid directly to the university at the time of course registration. Tuition can be paid through “out-of-pocket” methods which include Credit Cards, electronic debit or set up an automatic payment plan to spread tuition costs over 2 to 3 months and  Automatic Debit Plan (ADP). Moreover, their competitive tuition rates make obtaining your degree a valuable investment and a responsible financial decision.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$6,880$6,880
Book & Supplies$1,200$1,200
Room & Board cost$7,312$7,312
Other Expenses$2,296$2,296
Total Cost of Attendance$17,156$17,156

The cost of attendance gives an overall estimate of the students educational expense for one academic year(two-term), as a full-time student. It involves direct costs, such as tuition and fees, and indirect costs, like room and board. Students are not authorized to receive aid that is much more than their cost of attendance. Furthermore, it will vary depending on your program of study, credit hour enrollment, and housing status. 

As shown in the table, tuition and fees for instate and outstate are reported as $6880. Since there is no sufficient statistics available for other category expenses, so for more information you can visit the University's website.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price


Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000


$30,001 to $48,000


$48,001 to $75,000


$75,001 to $110,000




The average net price is $14406. The American Public University System provides an immediate estimate of the net price that the students have to pay. This will give an idea of the cost that had to be invested to complete the different courses. As illustrated above, the family income ranging from $0 to $30,000 have to pay a net price of $9,978 and the family groups whose income is more than $110,000 have to pay a net price of $15,047.

Student Loans

Example Loans


Stafford Loan Interest


Time to Pay off Student Loan


Example monthly payment


Total interest paid


Sum of Loan Payments


To have a realistic understanding of how much it will cost to study at American Public University System here is an example one can consider to estimate the payment amounts one will incur with a student loan. Take a loan of $35,128 for example. This will result in a $4,375 payment to be made each year. We can assume that the interest rate is 4.5% post any refinancing or consolidation activities with a NA repayment plan. Then the total payment made towards the loan is $43,746 which is $8,618 in addition to the principal amount, which constitutes the interest payment made throughout the life of the loan.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$6,880$6,880
Room & Board Cost$7,312$7,312
Total Tuition & Fees$7,234$7,234

As shown in the table the UG  tuition and fees instate and outstate is reported to be $7,234.

The general fees that the recipients may be responsible for are given below-

  • Admission and registration:- $0

  • Technology (per course);- $65

  • Late registration:- $50

  • Certificate completion:-$25

  • Graduate comprehensive exam:- $250

  • Graduation(for most degrees):- $100

Graduate Tuition and Fees


For Graduate School, instate and outstate educational costs and expenses are $6300 and the graduation fees for instate and out state is also reported to be similar which will cost $300 for the academic year 2019-2020. It includes net direct and indirect costs. 

Direct costs include tuition, fees, room and board. The American Public University System health insurance plan is also a direct cost for those students who are required (i.e. – international students), or choose, to purchase the plan. The direct cost of attendance is decided by the Board of trustees.

Indirect costs include travel, books, supplies and other miscellaneous personal expenses which can vary considerably from individual to individual. 

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$350
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$270

The cost per credit hour charge for undergraduate and graduate students at $270 and $350 respectively. It should be noted that not all schools permit single class enlistment. These costs ought to be utilized for correlation purposes with regards to the amount it might cost to take a class at American Public University System versus different schools.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$7,480$7,480
Other Expense$2,296$2,296
Book & Supplies$1,200$1,200

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus room and board depends on the convenience of the student. The above data illustrates that the room and board both on-campus and off-campus are $7,480 and the other expenses incurred by both on-campus and off-campus is reported to be $2,296. 

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

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Off Campus


Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

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Off Campus


Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus


Off Campus


Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus room and board depends on the convenience of the student. The above data illustrates that the room and board both on-campus and off-campus are $7,480 and the other expenses incurred by both on-campus and off-campus is reported to be $2,296. 

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Bachelors $32,670 $270
Masters $12,600 $350
Associate $16,470 $270
Graduate Certificate $6,300 $350
Undergraduate Certificate $6,210 $270
Doctorate $50,054 $863

American Public University System offers 238 online programs across 30 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

As per official data, the current projected cost for a four-year bachelor's degree, along with the living expenses, at the university is estimated to be around $86,157. In contrast, the total expenses for undergraduate students amounted to $10,995 in 2018-2019, $10,366 in 2017-2018, and $10,658 in 2016-2017.

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