Digital Learning for Real Life

American Public University welcomes Stride and K12 members, where higher education can unlock higher purpose.

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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).

Making Education Possible for You & Your Family

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Affordable Tuition For You and Your Family

Tuition for you and your family will be $315.00/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $382.50/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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Ebooks

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

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Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

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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

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Accessible Learning

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

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Be in Control

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

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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.

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Value for the Long Term

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

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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.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students, and master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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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.

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Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Our program finder helps you search and compare a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Start your search here.

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Select Stride in the Affiliations and Memberships field. Family members should select Stride Family Member in the Affiliations and Memberships field to ensure you receive any relevant educational benefits.

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Classes begin May 6.

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