Private 4 Year

American Public University System Tuition & Cost

Charles Town, West Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for American Public University System
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$520
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,480
Other Expenses Budget$2,352

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend American Public University System on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $17,156 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $6,804 for tuition, $7,480 room and board, $0 for books and supplies and $520 for other fees. Out of state tuition for American Public University System is $6,804, the same as West Virginia residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend American Public University System when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income American Public University System
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,013
$30,001 to $48,000$10,917
$48,001 to $75,000$8,461
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for American Public University System for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,995 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad American Public University System received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,493 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $9,538 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,376.

Finanical Aid American Public University System
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,493 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $838 58%
Pell Grants $6,211 74%
Other Federal Grants $0 0%
State and Local Grants $0 0%
Federal Student Loans $9,538 58%
Other Student Loans $7,376 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to American Public University System, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $35,128. The loan balance of $35,128 is a four year multiple of the $8,782 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $335 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $35,128
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $335.16
Total Interest Paid $5,091.18
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,219.18

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $17,156
2 $17,616
3 $18,088
4 $18,573

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at American Public University System to be $68,624 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at American Public University System
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $284 $852 $1,136

Estimated cost for a class at American Public University System based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at American Public University System versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

American Public University System Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=449339 IPEDS survey data for American Public University System.