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Higher Education That Is Accessible

Welcome to your gateway to educational benefits designed to help you make an impact. American Public University (APU) is proud to be breaking barriers to higher education by providing access to high-quality learning through 200+ degree and certificate programs. Access starts with affordable tuition, monthly program starts, and online courses

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

Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

$285
Affordable Tuition

Your tuition will be $285/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $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
Technology Fee

We waive the per-course technology fee for all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

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

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Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

$0
Application Fee

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

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Quality Higher Education is Within Reach

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 programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Efficient

APU evaluates and applies transfer credit for eligible academic coursework, job experience, ACE-evaluated training, CLEP credits, and military and public safety academy training, including POST, FLETA, BLET, or IFSAC.

Value for the Long Term

Our University System ranks in the top 11% for a return on investment

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.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students, and master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 11 students.

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.

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