Paying for School

We realize everyone’s situation is a little bit different.

There maybe some financial resources available to you that you never knew about, which is why you’ll have a finance advisor that can guide you, step-by-step, through all of your options.

We can make this a little easier in a lot of ways. Our Cash Plan, for instance, allows you to pay for a single course at a time, rather than paying for a full-year or semester-at-once. And if your employer offers tuition assistance, we may be able to set up a third-party billing plan.

You can also apply for Federal Financial Aid online, or find out exactly what each course will cost with our Tuition Calculator tool. And be sure to check out the many possible scholarships to see if you’re eligible.

We want to make sure you’re making responsible decisions, even before you become a student.

Our Promise is To Inform You of the Latest Options

Education is an investment. It’s an investment in yourself, your dreams and your future. It’s also a promise—one that we’ll help you keep. You’ll get to work with your own University Finance Advisor. They’ll show you a number of ways to help keep you on track and also present you with our many scholarships.

Your Finance Advisor will explain our tuition rates and guide you step by step through our convenient payment options so you can discover what works for you. For example, if you choose you can pay for each course at a time and we can help you see if you are available for tuition assistance through your employer, the military or the government.

The University does offer special military rates for members of the military and their spouses. In fact, our military division is well-versed in the Post 911 GI Bill® and other options such as the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Your Financial Advisor is your partner in research. You won’t have to go it alone.

GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

What to expect

Before attending your first class, we want to make sure that you’re completely informed about the time and financial commitments that you’re taking on. View our walk-through and learn exactly what it takes to earn your college degree.

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What to expect video

In school, as in life, clarity is good...Confusion isn't.

No one GETS THAT more than the faculty and staff at University of Phoenix.

That's why we thought it would be helpful to walk you through what to expect...

...and what not to expect...when you attend our University...

...and enroll for course work towards a diploma.

Before you enroll in our University, we must politely ask...

...are you truly willing to make the commitment?

Education requires hard work and dedication.

It demands financial resources.

You'll need to study. You'll need to spend fifteen to twenty hours per week.

You'll need to login to our student website at least four times per week for active class discussion.
Are you willing and able to do that? Are you sure?

Thomas Edison defined genius as "one percent inspiration...ninety nine percent perspiration."

The same is true of education. To succeed at University of Phoenix...'ll need to apply yourself and be willing to work hard.

To say the least, we want all of our students to succeed...but you'll need to do your part.

Of course, every job requires proper tools. Education is no different.

Students enrolled in our online programs or in our local campuses...

...must have access to a computer or a laptop.

To do the work assigned, you'll need the necessary supplies and software.

The better equipped you are, the more empowered you'll feel to perform.

Now a brief word about financing.

As you probably know, education isn't free. And money doesn't grow on trees.

Like checkout at any store, paying for tuition is a requirement.

We recommend you plan your financing in advance.

You may qualify for a loan. You may qualify for a grant.

But ALL students are responsible for meeting their financial commitments...

...and all loans need to be repaid when you successfully complete your degree program or if you withdraw from the University for any reason.

Before you make your final decision, we encourage you to thoughtfully consider whether these are commitments you are able and ready to fulfill.

We know you have a choice in schools and you'll need to weigh your options.

Other schools may offer similar programs at a lower cost. Only you can decide which school is the best fit for you.

But if your choice is University of Phoenix, we welcome you....and we'll look forward to helping you unlock your fullest potential.


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Tuition and financial options


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