Adult Undergraduate Studies

Come Back to School and Complete Your Undergraduate Degree at the Speed of Life

For more than 20 years Avila University’s Institute for Professional Studies has helped working adults, parents, caregivers, and other adults earn their Bachelor’s degrees at their pace. This is adult education for today’s students. Busy, messy lives. Degree completers. We’re here to help. Meeting you where you are in life with classes scheduled year-round and starting almost monthly, you can have your diploma sooner than you think. Professional networking. Face-to-face engagement. Online flexibility. Learning that goes beyond the lecture. That’s your advantage at Avila!

Designed for working adults looking to come back to school and complete their undergraduate degrees.

  • True adult education with 100% online classes for convenience and flexibility
  • Available scholarships for all adult students
  • A progressive and innovative curriculum
  • Free 24/7 tutoring services
  • Flexible scheduling and accelerated 5-7-week course terms
  • Transfer credit-friendly admission
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Concierge-level admission and advising assistance
  • Real-world instruction with faculty who are experts working in their fields

choose from nine degrees:

Psychology, B.A.Business Administration, B.A.Healthcare Management, B.S.
Human Resources, B.A.Strategic Communications, B.A.Liberal Arts, B.A.
Elementary Education, B.S.Healthcare Communications, B.A.Supply Chain Management
Estimated 2021-2022 costs before financial aid
Adult Student Undergraduate Tuition =  $468 / credit hour
(Books and class materials are your responsibility in all Adult undergraduate programs.)
25% Discount for Displaced Workers Enrolling in any Institute for Professional Studies Classes
Now available to all workers who are displaced, laid-off, or furloughed. This 25% off of tuition discount is available to your spouse or partner as well. Apply within six months of separation from your employer and enroll in Fall 2021 classes to qualify.

Adult Student Scholarships

Your transfer credit GPA, or your high school GPA, can earn you an Avila Inspired Scholarship worth up to 15% of your undergraduate tuition at Avila:

GPAAmount
2.0 – 2.995% savings
3.0 – 3.4910% savings
3.5 – 4.0015% savings

*Avila University partners with Bright Horizons to provide employers with significant tuition discounts. Check with your employer if you’re eligible for EdAssist discounts.

How long will it take to graduate? What’s an online class like? Is getting your bachelor’s degree worth it? You have questions. Find your answers on our Adult Undergraduate FAQ page. Click now.

College credit predictor

Use our College Credit Predictor to find out how much college credit your work history, education, military service, and training could be worth to you at Avila. Your knowledge + expertise = college credit (and savings).


You can earn your degree here. We can help.

A common concern of adult students returning to school is the fear of being the oldest student in the class, not being able to do the work, and not being able to afford tuition. We hear it all the time. Rest easy. This is an adult education program designed for you. Your classes will be filled with students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. You might be one of the older students in the class, but you might not. Either way, the chances are you’ll find peers with similar life experiences, situations, and concerns. Your professors and your classmates understand, we’ll all get through this together. You’ll find amazing support and understanding at Avila.

Another thing your professors understand is the unique position you’re in returning to college. You’ll find not only a caring faculty but also free, 24/7 tutoring services. Do your best and ask for help when you need it, and you’ll do just fine. As for tuition costs, that’s a real concern for everyone. Be sure to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and talk with our financial aid experts to get the most savings, aid, and scholarships available. Also, if you have college credits to transfer, if you’ve served in the military, and even your work experience can be transferred into college credits toward finishing your Bachelor’s degree at Avila. The more credit you can transfer, the fewer classes you’ll need to pay for (lowering your tuition amount), and the quicker you’ll earn your degree.

Important Admissions Dates

  • October 1: FAFSA Available Online 
  • December 15: Application Priority Deadline (Early Submission) 
  • Ongoing: FAFSA due for Fall Registration, complete yours today!

Questions? Contact an Admissions Advisor and get the answers you need.

Ryan Meyer

Adult & Grad Admission Representative Phone 816-501-2955

Caroline Riley

Graduate Admissions Representative Phone 816-501-2483

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