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Frequently asked questions

Tuition varies by educational program and by state. Calculate your costs at the Tuition and Fees page. You may qualify for financial aid, and there are other financial options are available. To learn more call us at 866-744-0766.

The time it takes to complete your degree depends upon several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer. You may be able to graduate earlier by earning credits from professional training, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or previous college courses.

You can begin the admissions process right now by completing our online Information Request Form or by calling us at 866-766-0766. We’ll assign you an enrollment representative who will assist you.

University of Phoenix offers all of its degree and certificate programs as well as many individual courses online. In addition, the University offers many programs through in-person instruction at its Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Browse our degree programs at

Yes, we accept transfer credits from approved, institutionally accredited institutions of higher learning. However, certain transfer credits may not be applicable to your degree program.

University of Phoenix was founded in 1976. University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) ( since 1978. University of Phoenix holds institutional accreditation by HLC as well as programmatic accreditation for select programs.

Learn more about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures.

Our faculty members hold master’s or doctoral degrees, and have substantial experience in the fields they teach.

Yes. Students living abroad may be eligible to attend online. For more information please contact a University representative at 602-387-3333.

Please review our list of computer requirements. Depending on modality and course of study, you’ll need access to specific hardware and software. If you have any questions about our guidelines, call our technical support team at 877-832-4867.

If you’re in an online degree program, you are required to log in and participate four to five days each week, depending on your program. You can choose the days and times.

If you have questions or experience any difficulties, we offer technical support from 5:00 a.m. through 1:00 a.m., with select hours on major holidays. Technical support can be reached by email, the student website, or by calling 877-832-4867.

Former and current students can order transcripts by logging onto the student website.

You can access our catalogs online. The individual courses catalog and our online and campus programs catalog will show you what’s available.

Because course attendance can impact your financial aid, talk to your academic counselor about potentially dropping a course.

Student code of conduct

The Student Code of Conduct of University of Phoenix supports the University's mission to provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

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