Title
Pre-Application Planning

You’re ready to take on the challenge of earning a degree online.

Take some time now to review some basic information and gather some documents you’re going to need to complete the application to enroll. Keep this list handy for conversations with your Enrollment Services Advisor.

header break

Ashford Basics

Get a quick overview of what comprises the online environment and other details about becoming an Ashford student.

  • One class at a time
  • Classes start Tuesday, school week runs Tuesday-Monday
  • Flexible attendance policy
  • 5-week undergraduate courses
  • 6-week graduate courses
  • 90 maximum transfer credits for bachelor's programs
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Tutoring available in many courses
  • Smartphone/tablet apps
header break

Payment Options

Choose from several different payment options. You may use any of the following options to fund your degree program:

Choose to have your tuition and fees automatically charged to your credit card (debit cards are not accepted). Choose auto payments which are charged after the start date of each course or full payment which is due before the start date of each course. A credit check will be required,

Documentation required for the Cash Plan:

  • Student Finance Agreement
  • Authorization to Charge Form

Choose this option if your employer reimburses a portion of your annual tuition. With this option, tuition is deferred a maximum of 90 days after each course start date, regardless of when you receive payment from your employer. 

Documentation required for the Tuition Reimbursement Plan: 

  • Student Finance Agreement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Certification and Authorization Form
     

Active Duty, veterans, spouses, reservists, National Guard, and more specific military-affiliated groups have unique opportunities to help pay for school including the Ashford Military Grant, tuition assistance, Yellow Ribbon program, and more.

You may be eligible for the Full Tuition Grant or Tuition Benefits when combined with your company’s tuitions assistance program.

Your Financial Services Advisor will walk through these steps with you.

  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID – create an ID to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • FAFSA – complete this application to know how much federal student aid you qualify for Ashford University’s school code is 001881
  • Understand your estimated financial aid offer - after you’ve successfully submitted your FAFSA, you’ll receive an email with information about your offer. 
  • Master Promissory Note – complete your loan agreement. You’ll need your FSA ID to log in to the website, your driver’s license or state ID number, and information for two references who you have known at least three years.   
  • Entrance Counseling – complete this required step to ensure you are aware of your loan balance as well as loan basics, including how interest accrues. You’ll also be advised about grants, scholarships, work study, responsible borrowing, loan limits, keeping a budget, loan disbursements, and more information regarding your loan.
    • Institutional Financial Aid Application
header break

Tuition & Fees

  • $485/credit 
  • Most courses are three (3) credits => $1455/course
  • $95/course technology fee 
  • $115/course for materials (average per course)
  • From $635-$705/credit 
  • Most courses are three (3) credits => $1905 or $2115/course
  • $125/course technology fee 
  • $145/course for materials (average per course)
  • $1082/credit
  • Courses vary from 1 credit to 4 credits
  • $125/course technology fee
  • $145/course for materials (average per course)
  • Undergraduate: $250/credit ($235 per credit savings)
  • Master’s: $635-$705/credit
  • Doctoral: $920/credit ($162 per credit savings)
header break

Degrees

Find your preferred degree and review the learning outcomes and courses.

88 results
88 results

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Forbes School of Business & Technology™

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science

College of Health, Human Services, and Science

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Forbes School of Business & Technology™

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics

Forbes School of Business & Technology™

Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems

Forbes School of Business & Technology™

Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership

Forbes School of Business & Technology™
header break

Online Application

Your Enrollment Services Advisor will help you complete the Online Application, or you can log in and complete what you can. You're able to save and return to the application if you need more time or assistance.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

  • High school diploma or transcripts and high school address/location.
  • College transcripts (if any) and college address/location.
  • Financial aid FSA user ID (if using financial aid to fund education).
  • Information on any non-traditional credits (including military training, national testing programs such as AP, CLEP, DSST, ACE credit, and certifications among others).

Apply Now

Let us help.

Fill out this form to talk with an advisor.

Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.