In recent years, Alaska Pacific University made national news as one of the few colleges or universities to significantly reduce tuition. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, APU students saw a 34% reduction in basic undergraduate tuition. Alaska Pacific University made this bold move in response to the growing concerns over student debt and the cost of higher education. Our next bold step toward increasing access to higher education came with the announcement of The APU Promise Tuition Grant Program. Starting this year (2015-2016), Pell-eligible students may attend APU for little to no out-of-pocket tuition costs.
Pell-eligible students can now attend Alaska Pacific University for little or no cost*.
The APU Promise Tuition Grant (PTG) is a need-based aid program designed to assist Pell-eligible students. Eligible recipients of the PTG will receive a grant to cover additional tuition expenses not otherwise satisfied by institutional discounts, APU donor-funded scholarships, or other grants. Those who are eligible to receive the maximum Pell Grant will see no direct tuition expenses. Those who are eligible for a partial Pell Grant will see a significant reduction in remaining tuition expenses to be paid out-of-pocket or satisfied by other scholarships, grants, or loans.
The 2016-2017 tuition is $19,900.00 for students enrolled in 12-18 credits per semester.
To put it rather plainly, Pell-eligible students may now attend Alaska’s only private, non-profit, fully-accredited university for FREE or less than what it would cost to attend nearly any other public or private university in Alaska or the US. It simply does not get any better than that.
Alaska Pacific University is fully committed to improving access to higher education for all students. We are all very excited about this opportunity and will eagerly discuss various options with you and your student. Learn more about this program, and all of our scholarships, by contacting an Admissions Counselor today at (907) 564-8248 or (800) Alaska-U.
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