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Tuition at THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION follows a cost per unit model, which allows students to have a better understanding of the expenses associated with their education. The university offers degrees at various levels, including Associate, Bachelor, Master's, and Doctoral programs, each with different credit requirements. Most courses are typically worth 3 credit units, while a few Doctoral courses may vary between 2, 3, or 4 units. It is important to note that the exact number of units required for each degree may differ depending on the student's program and prior coursework.

Upon evaluation of their academic background and program requirements, students will receive an enrollment agreement from the university. This agreement will outline all the tuition fees associated with their degree requirements, including the cost per unit, any additional fees, and the total amount due for their program. This allows students to have a clear understanding of their financial commitment and plan accordingly.

At THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, we strive to make higher education accessible and affordable to all students, regardless of their financial situation. We offer various financial aid options, such as scholarships, grants, and loans, to assist students in financing their education. Our goal is to help students achieve their academic and career goals without being burdened by the high cost of tuition. So, students can focus on their studies and make the most of their time at our university.

In addition, the university also offers a payment plan option, allowing students to pay their tuition fees in installments throughout the semester. This helps to alleviate any financial strain and allows students to manage their expenses more effectively. We understand that the cost of higher education can be a significant barrier for many students, and at THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, we aim to support students in their academic pursuits.

At our university, we believe that education is a valuable investment in one's future, and we are committed to providing a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Our tuition structure is designed to be transparent and fair, ensuring that students receive the best value for their educational experience. With our diverse range of programs and flexible payment options, we strive to make THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION a top choice for students seeking a quality education.

10% Tuition Rate Discounts:

THE AU graduates who have previously received a degree from THE AU.
Educational partner employees. Click here to learn how to become an educational partner.

*Offer good for students who enrolled after April 2015 and were offered a discount at the time of enrollment. Employment verification is required.

No ­Interest Tuition Payment Plans

Additional Financial Resources

THE AU’s degree programs are approved to allow the payment of educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible persons under the programs administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please visit our Veterans page for more information on using your VA benefits.

Employer Reimbursement

Many AU students have received employer’s reimbursement for tuition expenses. Contact your employer to see if you are eligible for financial educational assistance.

Additional information on what tuition covers at THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION:

Tuition at THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY is based on a cost per unit of credit.
Textbooks are not included in tuition fees but are available from the University’s Rental Library at a nominal cost.
Students are not permitted to enroll in a single course at this time.
Students outside the contiguous U.S. (including AK, AS, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, and U.S. VI) may only receive coursework and grades electronically.