Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for American Sentinel University is $9,840 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 32% cheaper than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,406. The cost is 36% cheaper than the average Colorado tuition of $15,430 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 15th in Colorado amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 26th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $300 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,140.

Housing Costs

American Sentinel University doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Aurora area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,264.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $1,208 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to American Sentinel University was $22,812 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Colorado 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 $12,548.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for American Sentinel University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for American Sentinel University
Estimated Budgets
Colorado Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$22,812
   In-State Tuition$9,840
   Other Fees$300
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,264
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,208
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Colorado Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$12,548
   In-State Tuition$9,840
   Other Fees$300
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,208
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$22,812
   Out-of-State Tuition$9,840
   Other Fees$300
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,264
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,208
   Books and Supplies$1,200


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 $22,812 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 American Sentinel University net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of American Sentinel University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend American Sentinel University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for American Sentinel University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants0%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$0

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,812 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,812. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

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

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

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

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $21,604

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 Academic Year 2014-2015 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 Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. American Sentinel University
Platt College Aurora73.4% more expensive
Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village14.8% more expensive
College America Denver72.5% more expensive
National American University Denver28% more expensive
Jones International University29.3% 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 American Sentinel University.

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 American Sentinel University is $91,248 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.

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 $114,060 or $0 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 2014-2015 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

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at American Sentinel University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at American Sentinel University
Price per credit hour$410
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,230
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,640


Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to American Sentinel University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $9,120 to $9,840. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.6%. 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 $91,248.00. 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 American Sentinel University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$31,372$125,487
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$40,039$160,157
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $51,101$204,406
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $59,156$236,625

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at American Sentinel University 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
Nursing Administration Bachelor's Degree 35 26% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 11 38% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Bachelor's Degree 7 15% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 6 9% cheaper
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Associate's Degree 3 38% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 3 10% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 2 18% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Bachelor's Degree 2 21% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 2 8% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 6% costlier


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About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University is a four year private college located in Aurora, Colorado.  Full time enrollment is 930 and part time is 1,744.  American Sentinel University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about American Sentinel University at CollegeSimply.

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

American Sentinel University
2260 South Xanadu Way
Aurora, Colorado

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

American Sentinel University is a private, for profit school.

American Sentinel University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=460738 IPEDS survey data.