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Fees and Costs of Almeda University

For a limited time only, Almeda University is waiving its application fee. If you send us your life experience information right now, our qualified staff will evaluate your application free of charge. Individuals who are accepted into our university will be able to earn their college and/or life experience degree.

Apply for your Life Experience Degree. No application fee!

Should you decide to pursue your degree, you will be responsible for tuition fees to Almeda University in order to begin the process. We encourage you to act now to take advantage of this special offer.

Tuition Fees

Almeda’s tuition fees vary according to the degree program you are pursuing. Tuition fees for each program include:

Your degree professionally printed on premium, low acidic paper suitable for framing.
A professionally replicated and laser engraved degree on a plaque mounted on premium wood ready to display in your home or office.
All Alumni services and benefits, including career guidance, online learning resources and reduced tuition for future degrees.
A student transcript based upon our assessment of your qualifications and all pertinent courses. No mention of the words "equivalency", "non-traditional", "distance learning", or any similar expression will appear on your academic record or any other record you receive from Almeda University.
Third-party verification for employment purposes. With your written permission, we will supply verification of your degree and date of graduation in writing to any and all inquiries from legitimate third parties. Note: we cannot respond to phone inquiries for security and confidentiality reasons. Verification requests should be faxed to us at (208) 379-4725.

Fees (US$)

Prior Learning Assessment Program (PLA)  

Application and evaluation fee  $45.00 (waived)
Associate's Degree assessment  $499.00
Bachelor's Degree assessment  $499.00
Master's Degree assessment  $499.00  
* Note: Doctorate level degrees are not offered by PLA

Doctorate Level:  (Ph.D., Th.D. D.B.A Programs)

$495.00 at time of dissertation / manuscript / essay submission  
$1,000.00 at time of acceptance
$1,495.00 total

Master Level:  (Applies to Master level degrees earned by Thesis)

$295.00 at time of thesis submission  
$500.00 at time of acceptance
$795.00 total
* Almeda Alumni wishing to pursue a second (or third) degree under Prior Learning Assessment: $299.00

Life Experience Degrees

Payment Methods

All fees are payable by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PayPal, e-checks, and certified or personal checks.

Refund Policy

If you are unsatisfied in any way with your degree, you may request a refund in accordance with the schedule below. Once we receive your request, Almeda will ask you (at your expense) to return your degree as well as the other materials you received. The return must be made using a traceable shipping method such as FedEx or UPS. Upon receipt of these materials, Almeda will provide a full refund as follows.

Full refund (less $55.00 processing fee) if materials are returned within 7 days of receipt
2/3rd refund (less $55.00 processing fee) if materials are returned between 8 and 14 days of receipt
1/3rd refund (less $55.00 processing fee) if materials are returned between 15 and 21 days of receipt

No refund after 21 days

The following fees are not refundable:

$50.00 Administrative fee
Application and evaluation fee (currently waived)
Rush order expediting fee
Shipping fee
Setup fee
Alumni Association dues
Transcript fees
Honors fees
University Store items

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