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Why are there fees if you are tuition-free?

It is the University’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. University of the People is tuition-free, which means there is no charge for teaching or instruction.


To help support the university’s continued operation, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($120 for the undergraduate programs, and $300 for the graduate programs). No annual enrollment fees, and no cost for course material. For those who cannot afford these fees, scholarships are available to help support their studies.