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 master’s degree programs in business administration and education, all tuition-free, online, flexible, and easily accessible.


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 ($100 for the undergraduate programs, and $200 for the graduate programs). That’s it. 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.


Based on this, an associate’s degree can be completed in 2 years for $2060, a bachelor degree can be completed in 4 years for $4060. For graduate degree programs, the MBA can be completed in 15 months for $2460, and the M.Ed. can be completed in 17 months for $2,66o. UoPeople will never request these amounts upfront, but rather students will pay each Assessment 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.