You’re ready to learn, and we’re ready to help – all at an affordable rate. Our standard undergraduate tuition rate is $285 per credit hour ($250 per credit hour with a military tuition grant). For added value, enjoy more benefits that make an American Public University education so desirable and respected:
- Flexibility – monthly start dates and no set login times
- Convenience – 24/7 access fully online
- Efficiency – mostly 8-week class formats
- Choice –1,200+ courses related to 200+ degree and certificate programs
Let us help you achieve your education goal with one of these options:
If this is for your own professional growth, you can skip steps 2-3 below. Just choose your class (step 1) and complete the application (step 4). Here are some classes that our working adults typically pursue:
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How to Get Started
Choose Your Class
Use our course schedule tool to narrow down the class or classes you wish to take. Feel free to leave the session set to all or specify one if you know when you want to take class. Choose a category (i.e. course subject) and then your level (undergraduate or graduate).
- Gather All the Important Details
Within our course schedule tool, use the + sign to expand the information on each course. Then select the "Additional Course Details" button. Make sure you document or print the following information for your current institution or licensing board.
- Prerequisites (if any are specified)
- Course objectives
- Course materials or books
- Previous syllabi
- Session date
Talk to Your Current Institution or Licensing Board
Your current institution or licensing board will need a copy of the information you gathered in step 2 to determine if you will be able to transfer our course back and earn the credit you desire. Start a conversation with an advisor at your current institution or the licensing board once you have all the course information ready.
Now you're ready to enroll and complete our application. Our university has open enrollment and there is no cost to apply. Since you are looking to take individual classes only, you need to specify that when you select your academic program. You will choose either "Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking" or "Graduate Non-Degree Seeking" depending on the level of the class you plan to take. It will then show you as "Undergraduate Courses for Transfer" in our School of Arts & Humanities. Don't worry if that school is different than expected, that is simply the school we house individual classes.
Note about payment options: While federal student aid (FSA) cannot be used for individual classes, there are other options available to help cover the cost, including our military grant, payment plan options, no cost materials, etc.