Tuition and Fees

Clinton Campus Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees:
Full-time per semester $8,540.00
Part-time student (11 credits or less) or in excess of 18 credits (per credit) $497.00
Per credit for audit, senior citizens (age 60 and over) and high school students (not enrolled in the State of Iowa's Post-Secondary Enrollment Option) $230.00
Room & Board Fees:
Per year if living in Clinton campus housing (non-refundable) $6,520.00
Other Fees:
Books (estimated amount per semester, actual amounts may vary) $550.00
Technology fee per semester (non-refundable) $217.00
Part-time technology fee (per credit) $15.00
Activity fee per semester (non-refundable) $83.00
Activity fee per credit for less than 12 credits (non-refundable) $6.00
Insufficient funds fee $10.00
Graduation fee $150.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma $45.00
Official transcript $10.00
Unofficial transcript $5.00
CLEP testing fee per exam Cost of exam
plus $13.00
Independent student fee (per credit) $150.00
College of Education credential file request Between $3.50 and $30.00


Indirect Costs

In addition to tuition and fees owed directly to Ashford University, you may incur other costs while you are pursuing your education which will not be billed by the University. The indirect costs that are part of the cost of attendance include room and board (these are paid directly to the University for students living on the Clinton campus), transportation, and personal expenses as well as loan fees, if applicable. These costs of attendance are based on estimates based on low standards of living using College Board, Living Expense Budget 2013. Each student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from standard costs of attendance to determine a student's financial need for purposes of packaging financial aid. An estimate of the allowance for these costs for an academic year (AY) is as follows:


AU Traditional
(Clinton Campus)
AU Traditional
(Off Campus)
AU Traditional
(Dependent Living with Parent)
Books and supplies $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Transportation $1,113 $2,227 $2,227
Personal $2,659 $3,798 $2,659