Where is APUS located?
How can I contact APUS?
Is APUS accredited?
Where are APUS students from?
What are the programs of study?
What are the costs?
Where can I find the APUS payment and collections policies?
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We are located everywhere there is Internet access – your home, your office, the local coffee shop, libraries and even in remote military posts in Iraq.
Our professors work from around the world – California, Canada, Austria – where many hold teaching positions at other universities or are active professionals at the National Security Agency, United Nations, the U.S. military among others.
We have two administrative offices – our headquarters are in Charles Town, WV and supporting administrative offices are in Manassas, VA.
Just click any contact us link located on any campus page to access our contact information for our various offices and departments.
The American Public University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800-621-7440
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APUS serves members of the military and national security communities and other scholars in the public and private sectors. Our students study from locations in all 50 states as well as from more than 100 countries.
Approximately 85% of APUS students are active or reserve component military personnel. The civilian students include teachers, government employees, government contractors and law enforcement officials. Most APUS students are adult continuing education learners who hold full-time positions within their profession. Currently, there is an 80/20 ratio of male to female students, and the average student age is 31 years old.
Degree Programs: More than 80 associate, bachelor's and master's programs including our 10 most popular:
- Associate Degree in General Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Information Technology Management
- Strategic Intelligence
- Sports & Health Management
- Business Administration
- Intelligence Studies
- Homeland Security
Other Programs: Certificates
Course Delivery: 100% of courses are taught in an online format.
Tuition and Fees: We do not want costs to get in the way of your education. We have streamlined our tuition and fees to make it easy for you to estimate and cover any expenses. For our many military students who use tuition assistance benefits, this often means no or minimal out-of-pocket costs.
- Undergraduate Tuition: $250/credit hour = $750 per 3 credit course
- Graduate Tuition: $325/credit hour = $975 per 3 credit course
- Services/Fees That May Apply:
- Student Transfer Fee: $50
- Graduation Fees: $100
- Completion Fee (Certificate): $25
- Graduate Challenge/Comprehension Exams: $250
- Late Registration Fee: $50
- Withdrawal Fee: $0
- Transcript: $5
- Application Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $50* (per course)
- Drop Fee before week 2: $0
A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
You can find the financial policies related to collections and payment within the Student Handbook.