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Early Honors

The cost of the Early Honors Program is a consolidated fee that includes orientation, tuition, and activities for the Fall and Spring semesters. Books and lab fees are not included. All credits over 18 in a semester are charged at the rate of $420 per credit hour and may only be taken with the permission of the Academic Dean. On campus residence is completely optional for students living in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

Tuition $15,000 (Fall and Spring Semesters)
January Travel Course (approximately) $3,000
Student Association Fee $110 (Fall and Spring Semesters)


While Early Honors students aren’t eligible for Federal or State financial aid, there are many options to help with the tuition for the program.

  • Scholarships:  First National Bank Alaska has provided a generous scholarship available only to Early Honors students.  This scholarships is in place to promote financial, geographic, and ethnic diversity within Early Honors.
  • APU Institutional Scholarship:  Based on financial need, as determined by the Early Honors Scholarship Application, these awards are applied directly to the student’s tuition.
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans:  As an Early Honors student at APU you can enroll in an interest-free payment plan to break your annual tuition into up to 10 interest-free payments.

Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions regarding financial information and making your year in the Early Honors Program an affordable one.