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    vinodgopal is offline Registered User
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    $18 a credit hour RA accredited!!

    RA accredited distance online courses that offer Associate of Arts for as less as $18 this site states

    http://adulted.about.com/cs/fasttrac...eapdegrees.htm

    The link on the university is

    http://online.chemeketa.edu/faq.htm#accreditation

    Do you guys know any other such community colleges for such an inexpensive UG degree program?

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    What the heck is a "transfer" degree? I'm looking at the site but making very little sense of it. Do you take the classes there then transfer out for the degree or transfer the classes in for a degree?

    Also, judging from this http://chemeketa.edu/exploring/tuition.html

    You're looking at about $200.00 per hour.
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    Originally posted by friendorfoe
    What the heck is a "transfer" degree? I'm looking at the site but making very little sense of it. Do you take the classes there then transfer out for the degree or transfer the classes in for a degree?

    Also, judging from this http://chemeketa.edu/exploring/tuition.html

    You're looking at about $200.00 per hour.
    A transfer degree is an AA. It allow you to transfer to a BS/BA program.

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    Re: $18 a credit hour RA accredited!!

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    Do you guys know any other such community colleges for such an inexpensive UG degree program? [/B]
    Yes, I do. Clovis Community College is RA and costs $110 per class. That works out to be less than $37 per semester hour. The tuition is the same rate for both in-state and out-of-state students. www.clovis.edu

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    I have done Clovis and it is good for a Community College program. You might also want to look at Truckee Community College.

    Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)
    www.tmcc.edu

    The tuition changes regarding which semester you are taking a course. I believe it is cheapest taking the summer semester at Truckee.
    Degrees? I don't want to tell. What's a degree again?
    Who told you that I had completed over 300 FEMA Independent Study courses?
    Forget DETC and RA, my degree has double secret accreditation.

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    The article says $18 per credit hour!

    And as it turns out it became a distant mirage. So are there other $18 a credit hour colleges in CA as claimed by the author that allow me to do entirely online?

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    Clovis & Truckee ...can you complete courses 100% online/distance? How do you exam? I'm currently taking a few courses at www.nmjc.edu about $210 per class. Any comparison?
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    pugbelly is offline Registered User
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    Originally posted by bceagles
    Clovis & Truckee ...can you complete courses 100% online/distance? How do you exam? I'm currently taking a few courses at www.nmjc.edu about $210 per class. Any comparison?
    100% of the A.A. in General Studies degree can be done online at Clovis. I'm not sure how the exams are administered.

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    Originally posted by pugbelly


    100% of the A.A. in General Studies degree can be done online at Clovis. I'm not sure how the exams are administered.

    Pug

    Clovis - Online exams - No proctor.
    Truckee - Online exams - No proctor.
    Degrees? I don't want to tell. What's a degree again?
    Who told you that I had completed over 300 FEMA Independent Study courses?
    Forget DETC and RA, my degree has double secret accreditation.

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    Chemeketa has been around in DL circles for years. Not sure what they are offering now, but the last I checked, they had a pretty wide variety of classes that were distributed for DL on VHS video or on cassette/CD. I haven't personally taken any of their courses, but I think if you search the forum, you'll find comments from other students who have done so and been happy with the coursework.

    I believe there are other schools in the Oregon and Washington systems that grant in-state tuition for all DL students, regardless of where they reside.

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    Chemeketa offers an extensive number of fire science courses online. They are relatively cheap and not that difficult to complete.
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    Originally posted by truckie270
    Chemeketa offers an extensive number of fire science courses online. They are relatively cheap and not that difficult to complete.
    Most Community colleges offer many distance courses, see http://www.cccco.edu/find/alphabetical.htm

    Check spercially http://www.coastline.edu/

    Effective Spring Semester 2007, California residents pay $20 per unit. The enrollment fee is subject to change by the state legislature.

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    Re: The article says $18 per credit hour!

    Originally posted by vinodgopal
    And as it turns out it became a distant mirage. So are there other $18 a credit hour colleges in CA as claimed by the author that allow me to do entirely online?
    In California, I think that all of the community colleges charge $18/unit. They are (indirectly) state funded (through local districts) and have similar fees and policies. As Ichemist says, the tuition seems to be going up to $20/unit, but it's still a bargain.

    But... there are two potential problems. First, most (all?) of the California community colleges charge higher fees to out-of-state students. (Or alternatively, they might have a different fee structure for DL classes.) And second, many of the online classes aren't totally DL. They do require attendence at a few on-campus meetings. (Orientations, labs, exams or whatever.)

    So... you will have to carefully investigate to discover exactly what it is that they are offering and how much it will cost you. If a course is listed as "online", don't just take that at its word. Try to find a class description or a syllabus. Read the college's general policy for online classes. Examine the fee structure.

    I think that California offers some of the best community college bargains to in-state students. The $18/unit certainly wasn't a myth to Californians. (When I attended City College of San Francisco, on-campus at night, it was absolutely free.) For out-of-state students, some of the other states like New Mexico are very competitive and might offer better opportunities. You have to shop around.

    But just in general, for those seeking lower division (first two years) regionally accredited American higher education credits, community colleges are probably the least expensive place to look.

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    As an example of what Bill describes, De Anza College charges $13 per unit for in-state students and $118 per unit for out-of-state students:

    http://www.deanza.edu/registration/cashier/fees.html

    De Anza is considered one of the better two-year schools in the San Jose, California area, so $118 is not a bad deal either, but you can find better DL bargains.

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