Tuition and Cost to Attend University of Phoenix Online Campus

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to University of Phoenix Online Campus was $15,818 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Arizona residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $10,188.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for University of Phoenix Online Campus is $9,467 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 37% cheaper than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $15,105. The cost is $5,356 and 36% cheaper than the average Arizona tuition of $14,823 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in Arizona amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 29th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $721 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,188.

Housing Costs

University of Phoenix Online Campus doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Phoenix area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,630.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $0.

Costs and Tuition for University of Phoenix Online Campus
Expenditure Price
Arizona Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$15,818
   In-State Tuition$9,467
   Other Fees$721
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,630
   Books and Supplies$0
Arizona Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$10,188
   In-State Tuition$9,467
   Other Fees$721
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$0
Non-Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$15,818
   Out-of-State Tuition$9,467
   Other Fees$721
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,630
   Books and Supplies$0

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,818 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Phoenix Online Campus net price for in-state students receiving aid was $16,585* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

69% of University of Phoenix Online Campus students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $4,468. 57 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,138. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Phoenix Online Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Phoenix Online Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$16,585*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid69%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,468
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants57%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,138

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$14,553
$30,001 to $48,000$15,732
$48,001 to $75,000$17,492
$75,001 to $110,000$19,522
$110,000+$19,346

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,818 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,818. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

28%
56%
16%

Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,468

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Phoenix Online Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 56% - $8,787

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 16% -  $2,563

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Tuition Comparison to Academically Similar Schools in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Phoenix Online Campus
Collins College57.2% more expensive
University of Phoenix Phoenix Hohokam Campus11.5% more expensive
ITT Technical Institute Tempe87.5% more expensive
University of Advancing Technology101.8% more expensive
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale36.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Phoenix Online Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Phoenix Online Campus is $63,272 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $16,585 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $66,340**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $79,090 or $82,925 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 65% of University of Phoenix Online Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $8,787.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Phoenix Online Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $66,340, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $83,119.84. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Phoenix Online Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 69% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $16,585. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Phoenix Online Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Phoenix Online Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$692.67
Amount Borrowed$66,340.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$16,779.84
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$83,119.84

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Phoenix Online Campus? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Phoenix Online Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $83,119.84 would be needed to afford a $692.67 monthly payment in the example $66,340.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Phoenix Online Campus in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $63,272.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Phoenix Online Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$21,753$87,014
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$27,764$111,054
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $35,434$141,736
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $41,019$164,077

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Phoenix Online Campus five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2010$9,792-23.7%
2009$12,840-2.7%
2008$13,200-11.6%
2007$14,93015.7%
2006$12,900-2.3%
2005$13,2004.3%
2004$12,6602.9%
2003$12,3000%
1999$6,360-27.4%
1998$8,760-20.4%
1997$11,0009.5%
1996$10,05014%
1995$8,8184.4%
1994$8,450

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Phoenix Online Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 9,817 10% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7,167 48% cheaper
Behavioral Sciences Associate's Degree 4,323 10% cheaper
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 3,989 21% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Associate's Degree 3,855 19% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 2,701 14% cheaper
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 2,689 9% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2,385 15% cheaper
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 1,871 21% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 1,814 51% cheaper
Accounting and Business/Management Bachelor's Degree 1,799 31% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 1,360 13% cheaper
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 1,297 28% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 1,265 44% cheaper
Network and System Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 1,213 18% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 1,026 18% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 769 20% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 535 51% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 532 52% cheaper
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Associate's Degree 520 22% cheaper
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 506 12% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 487 35% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 424 52% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 415 14% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 350 50% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 313 14% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 303 24% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 295 45% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 287 25% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 277 54% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 259 10% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 248 24% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 212 46% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 207 49% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Bachelor's Degree 207 37% cheaper
Long Term Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 182 30% cheaper
Securities Services Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 174 35% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 138 48% cheaper
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Bachelor's Degree 104 40% cheaper
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce Bachelor's Degree 90 46% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 80 55% cheaper
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Associate's Degree 26 6% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 6 46% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 52% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for University of Phoenix Online Campus or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

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Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a University of Phoenix Online Campus student loan.

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About University of Phoenix Online Campus

University of Phoenix Online Campus is a four year private college located in Phoenix, Arizona.  Full time enrollment is 252,238 and part time is 0.  University of Phoenix Online Campus has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
University of Phoenix Online Campus
3157 E. Elwood Street
Phoenix, Arizona
85034-7209

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Phoenix Online Campus is a private, for profit school.