Jul 12, 2024  
2019-2020 APU Catalog 
2019-2020 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition, Fees & Payment Information


Tuition and fees are calculated based on registration, therefore it is important to register for all classes at the earliest available opportunity.  Verified enrollment in any one or combination of the full, block, session or module classes on the census date(s) determines financial aid funding and looks at applicable adjustments to the student account to arrive at the balance due.  This section outlines current tuition rates and fees. 


Admission Application Fees

The application fee for the priority admission deadline is $25.  The application fee for the late admission deadline is $50.

Tuition Chart (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)

Campus Undergraduate Programs (12-18 credits per semester)*

$20,350 (year)

Campus Undergraduate Part-time (12 credits or less per semester)

$848 per credit hour

Early Honors (12-18 credits per semester)**

$16,000 (year)

Professional Studies Programs

$475 per credit hour

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Program

$475 per credit hour

Graduate Programs

$650 per credit hour

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Program $650 per credit hour

Psychology Doctorate

$840 per credit hour

ANELP Tuition $955.55 per class module

Alyeska U Tuition

$1230 per class module

EcoLeague Exchange*** See Program information in Educational Partnership Opportunities elsewhere in catalog

*Campus Undergraduate Program tuition is $10,175 per semester. The tuition rate covers 12-18 credits. All credits over 18 and up to 24 in a semester are charged at the rate of $565 per credit hour. Students taking over 21 credits must seek permission of the Provost. Part-time tuition (less than 12 credits in a semester) in the Campus Undergraduate Program is $848 per credit hour.

**Early Honors Program tuition is $8,000 per semester. All credits over 18 and up to 24 in a semester are charged at the rate of $445 per credit hour and may be taken only with the permission of the Provost. The Flex Plan option does not apply to the Early Honors Program.

***EcoLeague students continue to pay full-time tuition to their home institution. All other charges, including course and travel fees, labs, and room and board are due and payable to APU, the host institution. These non-tuition charges are the student’s responsibility to pay and subject to all due dates and payment requirements including late fee assessment and account restrictions if unpaid.

Tuition Chart (Summer 2020)

Undergraduate Programs
(Campus Undergraduate and Professional Studies)

$475 per credit hour

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Program

$475 per credit hour

Graduate Programs

$650 per credit hour

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Program $650 per credit hour

Psychology Doctorate

$840 per credit hour

ANELP Tuition $955.55 per class module
Alyeska U Tuition $1230 per class module


Fees Chart

(All fees are nonrefundable)

Audit for Noncredit Enrollment

$200 per credit hour

Late Registration (per week)


Late Payment Fee  (up to)

$250 per semester

Nelnet Campus Commerce


Payment Plan Enrollment (Year)



Payment Plan Enrollment (Semester)



Reinstatement Fee (students/parents who have cancelled or withdrawn from NCC)

Housing Fees

See housing section, following

Student Association Fee (per semester)


Wellness Fee (per semester, full time/part time)



Lab or Materials Fee



(charged for certain courses see course schedule)


Credit by Examination

$50 per credit

Documented Experiential Learning (DEL)                                      

$50 per credit

Graduation application fee


Transcript fee


Official copy



Expedited copy


Note: The university reserves the right to withhold transcripts and diplomas if a balance is outstanding.

Housing and meal plans are billed to the student account. Please see the separate section below for housing and meal plan costs.

The Wellness Fee is required for all students, enhancing APU’s ability to support activities focused on student wellness which is essential for active learning. These resources include services and activities such as behavioral health counseling sessions, basic primary care services, annual wellness fair, wellness Wednesday activities, access to the Moseley Sports Center, Outdoor Programs events and services, recreational sports classes such as yoga, Pilates, and pool activities. APU recognizes that not all students want, need, or are able to participate in some or all these components. APU strives to ensure that its wellness programs are applicable, timely and valuable to students.

Payment Options

Students have a combination of ways to pay their education costs at APU including:

  • Online Payment:
    • Students with an active Alaska Pacific University account can pay with credit card through the Student Web Portal, at My Ledger
    • Payments on behalf of a current or former student - go to www.alaskapacific.edu/payonline/
    • APU accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Debit payment online
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Financed monthly payments with Nelnet Campus Commerce (formerly Tuition Management Systems-TMS) - see payment plan section below. APU does not offer in-house payment plans.
  • Third-party Sponsors - Payments by corporate sponsors, or 3rd-party (VA and other) payers with whom the university has contractual agreements
  • Employer reimbursement - At the student’s request, the university will send a statement of account to an employer.  However, it is the student’s responsibility to assure the account is paid in full by the due date either by the employer, or by the student using other payment options.
  • In-person payments on campus - Accounts can be paid with cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check or credit card at Carr-Gottstein Hall #106 and by check, money order or cashier’s check by mail to Alaska Pacific University, Student Accounts, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. For billing and account questions, contact studentaccounts@alaskapacific.edu; 907-564-8352.

Payment Plan using Nelnet Campus Commerce

Alaska Pacific University provides an interest-free monthly payment plan administered by Nelnet Campus Commerce (formerly Tuition Management Systems-TMS). The NCC payment plan allows the student to spread their account balance over multiple interest-free monthly payments, for an annual enrollment fee of $80. For students graduating in December or beginning classes in Spring or Summer semesters, there are also semester plan options available for a $52 fee.  Visit www.alaskapacific.afford.com, or call 1-800-722-4867 for more information on these options.

Benefits of the Alaska Pacific University NCC Payment Plan:

  • No interest associated with plan, helping students limit debt, budget expenses and maximize savings
  • Toll-free top-rated telephone service with extended personal service hours
  • Affordable counseling with friendly and professional Education Payment Partners
  • A variety of payment methods including personal check, money order, credit card and automated payment from a checking or savings account
  • 24-hour access to account information at www.alaskapacific.afford.com/

Students may contact NCC for Affordability Counseling at 1-888-356-0350 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Payment Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due and payable on the following scheduled due date(s) or on the day of registration, whichever is later:

Fall semester:  August 23, 2019

Spring semester:  January 3, 2020

Summer semester:  April 24, 2020

Billing Holds and Account Fees

By registering for classes, the student agrees to pay all account charges in full by the due dates established by the university. Charges may include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, housing and meal plan charges, disciplinary fines and collection fees.

Alaska Pacific University does not send out student billing statements; all student account information is available via the student portal and communicated through the official APU student email account.  It is the student’s responsibility to regularly check their account to be aware of any unpaid balance.

Accounts not paid by the due dates may be assessed late fees and become subject to an account Hold, which may limit access to grades, prevent future registration and restrict transcript or diploma receipt until the debt is satisfied.

Account Hold can be applied for non-payment by third-party payers, including but not limited to, military (VA and others) or Corporate sponsors and employers with whom the student has a payment arrangement.  Payment of the bill is the student’s responsibility, although the university works in conjunction with the student and payer to secure payment.

Please note accounts are also put on Hold for delinquent library fines owed to University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA); the Consortium Library is jointly owned by both universities.  Similar restrictions apply until the fine is paid.

Late fees up to $250 per semester will be assessed on accounts that remain unpaid after the due date and for which payment arrangements have not been made.

A $25 service fee will be charged for a check not honored (NSF) by the bank. 

A $35 fee will be charged for checks the university writes to a student (refund of excess payment or financial aid over total amount owed) that remain uncashed for 180 days, requiring re-issuance of the check.  

Past-Due Accounts/Collection

Alaska Pacific University will make reasonable attempts to collect past due charges. Delinquent accounts may be referred to a commercial collection agency and an administrative fee assessed when this occurs.  Collection agency action can be reported to national credit bureaus. All costs, expenses and fees including, but not limited to, attorney fees, court costs, collection costs and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the university in collection or attempting to collect a past-due account are the responsibility of the student and will be charged to the student’s account. By registering for classes, a student agrees to pay tuition and other charges and fees as well as any fees associated with collection.

Tuition Refund Policy and Return of Financial Aid

Tuition refunds are determined based on the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy or Complete Withdrawal Policy, whichever applies. See the Registration and Course Delivery  section of the University Catalog. Tuition refunds are based on the date the student submits a formal withdrawal notice to the Registrar’s Office. Any qualifying refund amount is then credited directly to the student account. Fees are not refundable except when a course is canceled by the university.

100%    Refund     No later than midnight of the census date applicable to the enrollment period.

  50%    Refund     No later than midnight of the fifth business day after the census date applicable to the period of enrollment.

   0%    Refund      After midnight of the fifth business day after the census date applicable to the period of enrollment.

Class withdrawal can affect students who receive federal or state financial aid, which are subject to federal or state refund regulations. Reduction in credits may require an adjustment of the Pell Grant and/or other aid. When a student completely withdraws from the university and has received federal or state financial aid, a withdrawal calculation based on federal and state law is applied, and funds returned to the lender based on this calculation. Returned funds become payable back to the University and are charged to the student account.

Class withdrawal can also affect students who receive institutional financial aid and financial aid from private sources. Institutional aid is subject to being reversed in-full until the 0% refund period of enrollment. Assistantships paid in advance are subject to adjustment based on funds earned. Financial aid from private sources is subject to being reversed according to their eligibility requirements, for which it is the student’s responsibility to be in compliance. Returned or reversed funds become payable back to the University and are charged to the student account.

A student considering withdrawal should consult with the Financial Aid office prior to class add/drop or withdrawal to be certain they are fully informed about how the decision can affect the aid they’ve been awarded, including the extent to which it may be revoked. 

Veterans Education Benefits Regulations

The policies regarding use of educational VA benefits are listed below.

  • APU will not assess late fees on tuition and fee amounts expected to be reimbursed by the Chapter 33 and Chapter programs. Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 students who are not at 100% coverage must have their expected contribution covered by the payment deadlines indicated in the catalog.
  • APU will not block enrollment or deny eligible VA students access to student resources due to outstanding tuition/fees balances scheduled to be collected from the VA. APU maintains the right to block enrollment on accounts due to nonpayment of other APU services, such as housing, disciplinary fines, library fines, or tuition/fees not covered by the students education benefit.
  • APU will not assess any late fees on tuition for students participating in the Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607, Chapter 30, and Chapter 35. Full payment is required by the deadlines defined in the catalog. If balances are not paid, APU maintains the right to block enrollment for future semesters.
  • A VA student must be able to show they are covered by the VA to the college by providing a Certificate of Eligibility [COE], an approved 1905, or Statement of Benefits from eBenefits.
  • Students are required to submit proof of VA educational benefits by census point for the requested academic term.
  • Students are required to notify the Registrar’s Office and email the APU Veterans email when any changes occur to his/her schedule. Schedule changes may change VA benefits.
  • APU maintains the right to withdraw students from classes that a student never attends. APU instructors have the right to withdraw a student from courses due to non-attendance.  Withdraws from courses might affect VA benefits, including housing and request for repayment of tuition/fees back to the VA.
  • Scholarships and Grants that only cover tuition and fees will be deducted from the requested amount from the VA. Tuition and fee scholarships/grants will be applied towards the balance of the account.  VA Students are eligible to receive distribution of excess funds from scholarships/grants that specify the award can be used for miscellaneous expenses.

All questions about using VA Benefits should be directed to the School Certifying Officer or to the VA.


Housing and Meal Plan Costs

Alaska Pacific University’s campus housing offers students comfort and convenience with easy access to university classes and amenities at a very affordable rate. With the exception of those who have immediate family members in the Anchorage area, all freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Our campus housing options vary in price, size, and exclusivity to suit a range of needs and preferences. See the list below for a description of housing options (all prices include utilities and required meal plans*). If you need additional housing or meal plan information please review the APU website or contact the Office of Campus Life at (907)564-8238.

Residence Hall Council Fee




South Atwood Hall Semester Cost







North Atwood Hall Semester Cost







University Village Semester Cost







Segelhorst Hall Semester Cost


Private Bedroom



*Meal plans for the Atwood complex include 19 meals per week. Meal plans for University Village and Segelhorst Hall are comprised of $500 for use on a cost-per-item basis.

The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on the weekends, holidays and non-class days. Students living in South or North Atwood are required to be on the Meal Plan.

Housing Deposit


Contract Cancellation Fee (cancellation fee will be applied if you move out before the end of your contract.)

Before occupancy


After occupancy


Note: All students living in university housing are required to show proof of health insurance. See the dean of students for more information.