What is Tuition-Free?

UoPeople provides students the opportunity to receive an online degree program completely tuition-free. It is our goal to make higher-education accessible to all, anytime, anywhere. We do not charge our students for courses, course materials, or annual enrollment, making degree programs affordable and accessible. Our unique online model of higher education allows us to bring the classroom to you– cutting the cost for our students overall.


Our tuition-free model allows us to provide leading degree programs in an innovative classroom setting. We offer students a choice of an online Associate and/or Bachelor degree in either Business Administration, Computer Science  or Health Science  as well as an MBA program, all tuition-free, online, flexible, and easily accessible.


While it is the university’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody, there is a nominal $60 Application Processing Fee for all applicants as well as a $100 Exam Processing Fee for each exam. Based on this, an Associates Degree can be completed in 2 years for $2000 and a Bachelor Degree can be completed in 4 years for $4000. UoPeople will never request these amounts upfront, but rather students will pay each Exam Processing Fee by the end of each exam period. These modest fees ensure that the university remains sustainable and can continue to provide quality education for everybody.


There are scholarships available for those students who cannot afford the nominal processing fees of the University. It is the University’s belief that everyone deserves the right to an education, and that no one should be left behind due to financial constraints.