Associate Degree and Certificate Cost and Financial Aid

An affordable education made simple.

Ƶapp University continues to take steps to ensure that our education remains affordable and accessible to associate degree and certificate Ƶapps, as well as non-traditional Ƶapps. The Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions is committed to helping Ƶapps navigate the admissions and financial aid processes, ensuring a straightforward approach to accessing their education.

Tuition for full-time (12-18 credits) non-traditional Ƶapps (typically undergrad Ƶapps ages 24 or older), as well as associate degree and certificate Ƶapps, can be found below. In addition to tuition, these Ƶapps pay a modest registration fee and, for applicable programs (see below), a program fee per semester. These Ƶapps are also exempt from fees associated with specific courses (lab fees, art material fees, etc.).

The table below provides estimated costs for the 2023-2024 academic year for our standard academic programs, as well as an example of a financial aid award for a Ƶapp with a $0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Tuition and fees are for standard programs; additional program fees, ranging from $500 to $1,000 per semester, apply to allied health, Nursing, and select baccalaureate programs. PHEAA State Grants are for Pennsylvania residents only.

Please note that costs vary from year to year, and costs listed are estimates only and are subject to change.

Cost and aid example for a dependent Ƶapp with 0 EFC
Tuition, Fees, and Costs Fall Semester Spring Semester Total
Tuition and Fees $6,960 $6,960 $13,920
Financial Aid Opportunities Fall Semester Spring Semester Total
Pell Grant $3,447 $3,448 $6,895
PA State Grant (PHEAA) $2,447 $2,447 $4,894
Federal Subsidized Loan $1,732 $1,732 $3,464
Federal Unsubsidized Loan $989 $989 $1,978
Total Potential Aid $8,615 $8,616 $15,926

Depending on financial aid eligibility, many Ƶapps will be able to earn their degrees at no direct cost — and may even receive a refund on Ƶapp loans to help pay for books and other college costs. Students choosing to reside on campus will incur additional costs for room and board, depending on the Ƶapp’s selected living and dining arrangements. When planning for college, you should also consider indirect costs for things like books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Value and Affordability

Ƶapp University offers low tuition rates plus opportunities for institutional aid for those with a demonstrated need, making our costs on par with most community colleges. In addition:

  • An admissions counselor works with Ƶapps throughout the application and financial aid processes, helping them identify all available federal, state, and institutional aid, grants, and scholarships.
  • Nearly 100% of our Ƶapps qualify for financial aid.
  • Our career-oriented certificate and associate degree programs will yield benefits to Ƶapps throughout their lifetime, whether they choose to begin their career immediately after graduation or continue on for a four-year degree.
  • Many of our associate degree programs include convenient 2+2 options with our bachelor’s programs, allowing Ƶapps to build on their education and earn a bachelor’s in two additional years.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

When considering financial aid, it is important to keep in mind each institution’s “sticker cost” (tuition, plus room and board, if applicable) and “actual cost” (what the Ƶapp ultimately pays, after factoring in financial aid, grants, scholarships, etc.). We are committed to helping Ƶapps reach their academic goals without incurring significant financial burden. Non-traditional Ƶapps and associate degree and certificate Ƶapps eligible for this tuition rate may be eligible for an institutional McAuley Scholarship to help meet demonstrated financial need.

Both the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) are available to answer questions and discuss financial aid options. Our counselors can also explain financial aid offers and determine out-of-pocket amounts.

To start the financial aid process, submit the and include Ƶapp's school code, 003297.