Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,267
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,574
$30k - $48k
$23,063
$48k - $75k
$24,761
$75k - $110k
$28,843
$110k+
$32,550
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,880
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,076
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,186
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,750
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,416
Students receiving state aid
30%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$7,548
Students receiving federal aid
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,750
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,337
$30k - $48k
$26,848
$48k - $75k
$25,150
$75k - $110k
$21,068
$110k+
$17,381
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,850,829
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,478,425

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,777
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,817
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,712
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
WOW! may be what you were thinking when you saw the cost of APU, but let me tell you; you get everything you're paying for... and more. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to afford APU but the financial aide team was confident I would be able to. I am so glad that I made the decision to attend APU because my education is one thing I will not take lightly. I'm dishing out a good amount of money but it is SO SO SO worth it.
Audrey from Azusa, CA
Let’s face it, college is expensive, APU is more expensive. It is private, and with that means lack of state funding. The school however completely makes up for it. Almost everything on campus is new, being renovated or being improved somehow. This is a school that seriously puts its money to the test and does some really amazing things with it. You almost start to become greedy and expect everything to be perfect. Honestly, I know that a lot of students have had a doubt when applying or having to fork out that much money. The thing about it all is that the financial aid office does all that it can and student employment is almost endless. There are plenty of ways to make this school work and every single cent is worth it. There are great food options, great events put on by the school, fantastic learning environments, and cutting edge technology. As a Science major, I have been informed that we received a new science that has all the capabilities that USC does in research. APU does not take its education lightly at all and makes sure to put its money towards things that you can really appreciate and take advantage of.
Eli from Ennis, MT
As much as I love this school, it's very pricey. I just hope I can finish the nursing program without going bankrupt and get a job to pay for school. Then again, we have a new science center and transportation between both campuses. It's really a win-lose situation.

However, I guess there would be more bang for the buck because of the increase of the tuition in public universities would probably cost as much as or more than APU.
Anonymous from CA
Azusa Pacific University is worth every penny. I get the help I need and because of the small size they are willing to work with you on a personal basis. Almost every professor has known me by name and if I had a question regarding something they would always make time to talk to me.
Elizabeth from West Covina, CA
Attending Azusa Pacific University is expensive and I will not try to convince you otherwise. However, money should not serve as the final decision maker and determinant of where you go to college. If, when looking to purchase a product, the value outweighs the price, people tend to buy the product. Likewise, because Azusa Pacific is very high in quality and value, and the return on your investment, measured by all you will come to learn and experience, is much greater and immeasurably more than the cost of tuition for four years could ever be, students tend to ‘buy’ into this unbelievable product.
Donald from Waxahachie, TX
Although APU can be pricey, and it's a struggle to keep up with the payments, I could not imagine myself at any other school. This is the school for me!
Nancy from Anaheim, CA
Like most other private universities APU is not cheap. One of the greatest things about APU though is that they are very generous with their scholarships. I am from a single parent household and my mom does not make a large amount of money yet my twin sister and I have been able to afford going to APU and living on campus. Do not let money stop you from considering this school!
Analiese from Azusa, CA
Tuition is pricey but generous scholarships are available for those who apply.
Student from Mission Viejo, CA
This school is expensive but what do you expect, it is a private school. APU does give a lot of financial aid so there's no way that you will be paying the full $40K.

Each class is challenging and enjoyable in its own way but sometimes they will get boring. If you graduate with a degree and end up with the job you want, then yes, APU is worth it.
Anonymous