May 18, 2024  
APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Payment Information


Enrollment and Funding

The academic calendar  holds all important registration dates that are used in the calculation of enrollment and funding.The actual amount of financial aid funding will be determined for the fundable number of enrolled credits on the first census date of enrollment. Verified enrollment could be a combination full, block, session and or module.

There is no provision to add a class in one of the above categories after the census date has passed.

The academic calendar  allows ample time for students, staff and faculty to address enrollment and attendance issues for each category.

Campus Undergraduate Program Tuition

The Campus Undergraduate Program in the 2015-2016 academic year is $9,750.00 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 $545 per credit hours. Students taking  over 21 credits must seek permission of the academic dean.

Part-time Tuition

Part-time tuition (less than 12 credits in a semester) in the Campus Undergraduate Program is $812.00 per credit hour.

Early Honors Program

The cost of the Early Honors Program is $7500 per semester. All credits over 18 and up to 24 in a semester are charged at the rate of $420 per credit hour and may be taken only with the permission of the academic dean.  The Flex Plan option does not apply for Early Honors.

2015-2016 Tuition Chart

Campus Undergraduate Programs

$19,500 (year)

Early Honors


$15,000 (year)

Professional Studies Programs

$460 per credit hour

Non-Degree Seeking Program

$460 per credit hour

Graduate Programs

$650 per credit hour

Psychology Doctorate

$840 per credit hour

2015-2016 Fees Chart

Fees (all fees are nonrefundable)


Admission Application Fee



Audit for Noncredit Enrollment

$200/credit hour


Late Registration (per week)



Late Payment Fee (per semester)



Tuition Management Services Enrollment










Reinstatement Fee




(students/parents who have cancelled or withdrawn from TMS)


Student Association Fee



Wellness Fee

variable up to $150


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



Health Insurance


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

Tuition Refund Policy

To receive a tuition refund, students must follow either 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 upon the date the student submits their withdrawal notice to the Registrar’s Office, and are derived from federal guidelines. 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.

Students who have received federal or state financial assistance and have completely withdrawn from the university, as defined in the Complete Withdraw Policy, are subject to the federal or state refund regulations and must go to the Student Financial Services Office for assistance prior to withdrawal

When a student completely withdraws from the university and has received federal or state financial aid, the school is required to apply a withdrawal calculation based on either the federal or state laws. Federal financial aid recipients, determined to be totally withdrawn are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds calculation. Reduction in credits may require an adjustment of the Pell Grant.

How and When to Pay Your Bill

If payments are missed, late fees will be charged and you will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester until the account is paid in full.

Payment Plan Arrangement Options:

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships (Contact Student Financial Services)
  • Tuition Management Systems (visit, or call 1-888-463-6994.
  • Sponsor Payments (Students must check in with the Student Financial Services Office before the semester begins and provide documentation from the paying sponsor)
  • Employer reimbursements (Restrictions apply - contact Student Financial Services Office)

Accounts not paid in full by the end of the semester will be in delinquent status and subject to collection efforts, including restriction from registering for future semesters, transcripts and diplomas being withheld until the debt is satisfied. Please note accounts are also put on hold for delinquent library fines owed to UAA since the Consortium Library is jointly owned by APU and UAA. After two official notifications of delinquent status are sent, giving the student an additional 15 business days to resolve the payment issues, accounts without appropriate responses are turned over to a Collection Agency.

Payment Options:

Students may pay their account balance with cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or debit.

Pay in Person: Student Financial Services Office, Carr-Gottstein Hall #106,

Mail payments to: Alaska Pacific University, Attn: Student Financial Services Office, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

Credit Card payments: Call (907) 564-8341.

Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

The Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan administered by Tuition Management Systems is recommended to help you budget for the payment of your educational expenses and limit your debt.

The plan allows you to spread your annual balance out over 10 interest-free monthly payments for a small annual enrollment fee of $70, which includes Education Payment Life Insurance. This insurance benefit provides payment for the remaining balance in the event of the death of the bill payer. For those graduating in December or beginning their classes in the Spring semester, there are also semester plan options available for a fee of $52.

Benefits of the Alaska Pacific University Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan include:

  • No Interest associated with plan, helping limit your debt and maximize savings
  • Toll-free top-rated telephone service during extended personal service hours at 1-888-463-6994.
  • Affordable counseling with friendly and professional Education Payment Partners
  • A wide variety of payment methods including personal checks, money orders, credit cards and automated payments from your checking or savings account
  • 24-hour access to account information at

Students are encouraged to seriously consider the advantages of paying some or all of your balance interest-free. This strategy is the most effective means of limiting your debt. Feel free to contact Tuition Management Systems 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.


By registering for classes, the student agrees to pay for all charges incurred at Alaska Pacific University, including but not limited to tuition and fees, housing and meal plan charges, and disciplinary fines. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her account is kept current and that payments are made by the published due dates. Charges that are not paid by the due dates may be assessed late fees.

Alaska Pacific University will make reasonable attempts to collect past due charges. Failure to pay after reasonable attempts have been made may result in the account being sent to a collection agency. Upon the account being referred to a collection agency, the student agrees to pay:

  • The account balance
  • A collection fee (based on a percentage up to 30% of the debt)
  • Any other costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred in such collection efforts


The collections process begins with a series of three (3) collection notices.

  1. An initial letter notice is sent out via email to students after the census date.
  2. An official letter will be mailed via U.S. Postal mail 15 days after the initial notice.
  3. A second letter will be sent after 15 days following the first mailed letter.
  4. Accounts will be turned over to our collection agency after 90 days of the first letter.


Once turned over to our collection agency a collection fee of 30% is assessed. If a student contacts the SFS office (before they are sent to collections) to negotiate the possibility of setting up a payment plan they must fill out and sign a promissory note form. Contact Student Financial Services for specifics as it varies per student. All payment plans are reviewed and signed by the Director. If there are two missed payments, it is a breach of contract; therefore, the collections process will continue.

Employer Reimbursements

Students must pay their billing account in full or set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). At the student’s request, SFS will send a statement to the employer showing their billing account has been paid in full allowing the student to be reimbursed. A form accompanied by a letter from the employer outlining the payment process is needed on file to avoid late fees.

Housing and Meal Plan Costs (2015-2016)

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 housing or meal plan information please 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.