Tuition and Fees

Ashford Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition (per credit)
All courses $420.00
Fees
Technology Fee (per course)* $50.00
Books, course digital materials, and instructional materials (average per course) ^ $100.00
Graduation fee $150.00
Sponsored Professional Training Assessment (per credit hour evaluated) $30.00
Payment for evaluation does not guarantee that credit will be awarded.
Prior Learning Assessment Experiential Learning Essay Assessment (per evaluation) $125.00
Payment for evaluation does not guarantee that credit will be awarded.
Official Academic Transcript $10.00
Education Records (per page) $.50
Late Payment fee $30.00
Insufficient Funds fee $30.00
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma fee $45.00

* Effective for students starting January 1, 2013 or later. The Technology Fee is a $50 per course charge that covers access to University systems such as the online classroom, the Student Portal, and other academic resources. The Technology Fee is fully refundable if a student does not attend beyond Week 1 of a course (Week 3 if covered under the Ashford Promise Refund Schedule). After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable. Students are charged the Technology Fee for repeated coursework.

^ For courses where digital materials are provided in lieu of textbooks, an $85.00 fee is applied directly to the student's account concurrent with the charge for tuition. The Course Digital Materials (CDM) fee is fully refundable if a student does not attend beyond Week 1 of a course (Week 3 if covered under the Ashford Promise Refund Schedule). After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable. Students are not charged the CDM fee for repeated coursework if previously charged.

Online Graduate

Tuition (per credit)
Master of Arts in Education $548.00
Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology $548.00
Master of Arts in Health Care Administration $612.00
Master of Arts in Organizational Management $612.00
Master of Business Administration $612.00
Master of Public Administration $612.00
Fees:
Technology Fee (per course)* $50.00
Books and Materials (average per course) $140.00
Graduation fee $150.00
Official Academic Transcript $10.00
Education Records (per page) $ .50
Late payment fee $30.00
Insufficient funds fee $30.00
Replacement / Duplicate Diploma fee $45.00

* Effective for students starting January 1, 2013 or later. The Technology Fee is a $50 per course charge that covers access to University systems such as the online classroom, the Student Portal, and other academic resources. The Technology Fee is fully refundable if a student does not attend beyond Week 1 of a course (Week 3 if covered under the Ashford Promise Refund Schedule). After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable. Students are charged the Technology Fee for repeated coursework.

Ashford Promise

Effective for courses starting on or after 11/13/12, for students who are conditionally admitted with the Ashford Promise.

The Ashford University First Course Refund Schedule (Ashford Promise) applies to degree- seeking online students who drop or are administratively dropped during their first course. The Ashford University First Course Refund Schedule (Ashford Promise) is applicable to the first course taken as a degree-seeking student at the undergraduate and graduate level.

PROGRAM

Course Length

1st* week

2nd* week

3rd* week

4th* week

5th* week

6th* week

Nonterm-Based
Graduate Level Programs (Online Formats) Refund % by Course LDA

6

100%

100%

100%

0%

0%

0%

Nonterm-Based
Undergraduate Level Programs (Online Formats) Refund % by Course LDA

5

100%

100%

100%

0%

0%

N/A

*Refund percentage applied based on week of last date of attendance (LDA).

Undergraduate 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 books and supplies, room and board, 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 the College Board, Living Expense Budget. 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:

Books and supplies: $950
Room and board: $7,926
Personal: $4,035

Graduate 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 books and supplies, room and board, 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 the College Board, Living Expense Budget. 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:

Books and supplies: $990
Room and board: $7,045
Personal: $3,587

If you have any exceptional expenses, such as dependent care or disability expenses, that would require modifications to the standard cost of attendance budget, please contact your Financial Services Advisor. Please be prepared to provide documentation when you make your request for a modification.

California Residents Disclosure

California law mandates the collection of a fee in the amount of $0.50 per $1,000 of tuition rounded to the nearest thousand to be paid to the state's tuition recovery fund in the event of school closure. The fee is charged to California residents only. The following disclosure applies only to those students.

California Student Recovery Fund

CA Residents Only
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

Program Disclosures