Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
359 of the 8,123 undergrads at American University take classes part-time.
The per-credit-hour charge for part-time undergraduate students at American University in 2019 - 2020 was $1,635. Typically, college classes consist of 3 or 4 credits, bringing the cost per class to $4,905 or $6,540.
At many colleges, full-time tuition kicks in at around 12 credit hours. You should compare part-time costs to full-time tuition and confirm with American University how many credit hours they use to differentiate between a full-time and part-time student.
Future Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
With an average annual increase in per-credit charges of 3.5% over the past five years, the per credit cost for the 2020 - 2021 year is expected to be $1,693 and may reach $1,879 per credit by the 2023 - 2024 school year.
Note that American University does not offer any discounts for in-state or in-district students.
In addition to the per credit costs outlined above, colleges typically charge part-time students certain fees, although these fees are usually not as much as those charged to full-time students. We recommend contacting American University directly for more information about these costs.
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