The cost is a combination of three things:
1) Tuition, which is charged based on the number of credits for each course in the program;
2) Books & supplies, and;
3) Course fees.
The Certificate of Completion is 40 credits and the Associate of Applied Science is 62-67 credits, depending on the math course you take and depending on whether you have to take the course in Critical Reading. Whether you have to take the course in Critical Reading depends on your placement score for reading. The required math class can be taken as a 3, 4, or 5 credit version to suit the amount of additional instruction you need for the class and to help accommodate those who do better by having their math class spread out over more time.
If you need pre-requisite courses, such as computer proficiency courses, or developmental math, reading, or English courses, those will be additional credits you will have to take.
Tuition for academic year 2017-2018 is $86/credit for Arizona residents. To the most current information on tuition rates and to determine whether you qualify for in-state Arizona resident tuition, click here.
Most classes are 3 credits. Books are an additional cost and you should plan for approximately $125-$150 per class. Some classes have more expensive books, some classes have less expensive books, some classes share/use the same books, and sometimes a class has no required books. Also, some courses have additional lab fees that are between $5-$50 for the course.
Example Class: LAS109 - Civil Procedure I.
- Tuition: The class is three credits so tuition for Arizona residents for 2014-2015 would be $84 x 3: $256
- Books: This class has two books. If you buy new books, the cost would be $315.50. However, the two books for this class are used in two different classes, so you buy the books once and they are good for two courses. Also, there are usually used copies of the book, which are less expensive; also, there are often electronic versions of the book, as well as rental options, both of which are less expensive
- Course Fees: As of 2014-2015, this course has a $10 course fee.