University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. Though we are tuition-free, there is a one-time $60 Application Fee. We charge the $60 fee to review your application because the UoPeople Admissions team has to manually review each application submitted. Given the large volume of applications we receive, this process is lengthy, and by extension, expensive. Due to the pressing nature of this work, we compensate our Admissions team accordingly.
Additionally, there is a $120 fee per course assessment in undergraduate degrees and a $240 fee per course assessment in graduate degrees. These minor fees are to be paid at the end of each course. The total cost for a Bachelor Degree is approximately $4,860 and for an MBA is approximately $2,940 (including the application fee). You can learn more about our fees on our website.
University of the People (UoPeople) believes that access to higher education is a key ingredient in the promotion of world peace and global economic development. It views higher education as a basic right, and believes that it can both transform the lives of individuals and be an important force for societal change. UoPeople believes that education plays a fundamental role in strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in promoting understanding and tolerance.That is why the mission of University of the People is to offer affordable, quality, online, degree-granting educational programs to any qualified student.