Why are there fees if you are tuition-free?

University of the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. Students are not charged for their educational instruction, course materials or annual enrollment. As a non-profit academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education, UoPeople has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education. As the University has stated from our inception, we charge necessary small processing fees for Application Processing and Assessments to remain sustainable.