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Tuition and Fees


Tuition is due upon enrollment. Tuition prices are effective August 1, 2023, for High School Courses and September 5, 2023, for University Courses.

University Courses

Online Courses**: $239 per credit hour

Special Enrollment: $352 per credit hour

**University half (0.5) credit courses are $239 per course

Brigham Young University Students: BYU Independent Study courses are not included as part of on-campus tuition. BYU Online classes are offered to BYU day students as part of their normal AIM course registration and tuition. Learn more on the BYU Online website.

High School and Middle School Courses

Standard Courses: $199 per 0.5 (semester) credit

Specialized Courses: $299 per 0.5 (semester) credit

Best Value Courses: $120 per 0.5 (semester) credit

Quarter-credit Courses: $120 per 0.25 (quarter) credit

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks or other supplemental materials are required for some courses and are not included in the course tuition. These items must be purchased separately.

Optional Printed Course Readings Packet: For most courses, a printed copy of the course readings packet can be ordered for a $17–$31 fee-based on packet size. Please note that the printed packet does not include textbook material, exams, quizzes, interactive activities, or any information found on external links within the course. Please allow 7–10 business days for delivery.

Course Fees

  • Assignment and Quiz Resubmissions: $10 each
  • Exam Retake: $15
  • Course Extension: $20 per course (one extension available)
  • Withdrawal or Refund: $30 per course

US Mail Service

We ship all printed course materials and exams through Standard United States Mail, FedEx Ground, or FedEx Home Delivery, which can take up to 7–10 business days. Paper exams are shipped to the certified proctor or testing center that the student designates on the exam request form. For faster delivery, Express Mail options are also available.

Express Mail Delivery: Request deadlines and delivery days are listed below. All times are Mountain Time. Excludes holidays and some remote areas. 

  • Monday–Thursday before noon: Next business day
  • Thursday after noon: Monday
  • Friday before noon: Monday
  • Friday after noon: Tuesday

Course Materials Express Mail: $20 extra per shipment (U.S. only)

Exam Express Mail: $20 per shipment

Exam Two-Way Express Mail: $30 per shipment (U.S. only). If you are ordering a paper exam, your proctor can receive your exam via Express Mail and receive a prepaid Express Mail return envelope in which to ship the exam back.

International Mail Service

An additional $20 (per shipment) international mail service fee will be charged for any materials, including exams, shipped outside the United States. We ship all materials, including exams, through DHL or USPS International Express. Taxes, customs fees, or other international charges may apply.

Transcript Fees

For official transcripts, the following fees apply per transcript. Transcript fees include the cost of the transcript and delivery charges. See the respective high school and university online transcript request web pages for the most up-to-date fees and shipping options.

High School and Middle School Course Transcripts
  • eTranscript: $8.00
  • Domestic mailed: $12.75
  • Int’l regular mail: $15.25
  • Domestic express mail: $40.00
  • Int’l express mail: $65.00
University Transcripts
  • eTranscript: $8.00
  • Paper Transcript—Mailed: $7.00
  • Paper Transcript + Pickup: $12.00
  • Paper Transcript + Notary or Apostille: $12.00
Transcript Shipping Fees
  • Standard USPS: $2.50
  • USPS International: $5.40
  • FedEx Standard Priority—Domestic: $32.00
  • FedEx International Priority: $58.00

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