University of the People charges an Application Processing Fee in the range of $10 - $50, based on the applicant's place of residence. The University charges an Application Processing Fee in order to cover the cost of processing each application as well as remain sustainable.
The Application Fee Table by Country / Place of Residence can be found in the enrollment agreement. Please open the Enrollment Agreement here.
Starting with all new applications created from August 27, 2012, University of the People introduced an Exam Processing Fees ($100) per each end-of-course-exam, in order to cover the cost incurred by the University to process exams. Applicants who apply starting from August 27, 2012 and become students, are expected to pay this fee. However, for those students who are unable to do so, UoPeople will have a Micro-Scholarship Portal that will enable donors to contribute directly to individual students in need of assistance. Additionally, students might be able to apply for a UoPeople scholarship.
Our aim, as it has always been, is to see to it that no qualified student will be denied the right to access higher education. We will remain tuition-free, meaning students will not be charged for their educational instruction, course materials or annual enrollment. Additionally, we will seek to ensure that no qualified student be denied studying with UoPeople for financial reasons.
The determination of processing fees, as well as any University Grants or University Financial Aid, is at the sole discretion of UoPeople. University Grants and processing fees are currently determined using publicly available data from the World Bank and the CIA World Fact Book. Inclusion of a place of residence in the list does not imply any legal position of University of the People regarding its status. The University reserves the right to change the cost of the Exam Processing Fee. The amount of the Exam Processing Fee will be reviewed annually, and any change to the fee amount will be implemented as of September 1 each year. Students will be notified of the change in fees no later than June 1 each year.