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    travelmang is offline Registered User
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    Cheapest / Easiest Bachelors

    Hello I'm after a bachelors degree so that I can travel to a country which requires one for the visa.

    I'd like to get a PROPER accredited real degree from somewhere and I'd like to get the easiest one possible as it's only for the visa.
    I've got a budget of about $5000 USD

    Edit: It can be any country as long as it's in English, obviously. :}
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmang View Post
    Hello I'm after a bachelors degree so that I can travel to a country which requires one for the visa.

    I'd like to get a PROPER accredited real degree from somewhere and I'd like to get the easiest one possible as it's only for the visa.
    I've got a budget of about $5000 USD

    Edit: It can be any country as long as it's in English, obviously. :}
    Are you searching for a Bachelor degree, or a visa? I am confused.... University of Wyoming used to charge $94.00/credit x 120 credits = $11,280.00 plus fees. I don't know where you can get a Bachelor degree with $5,000.00. With $5,000.00 you can get a Master degree because it requires less courses. Maybe you want to check with University of South Africa (UNISA).
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    I don't particularly want a degree, but I would like to live in Japan.

    For the working visa I require a bachelor degree, in anything.

    To meet this requirement I am after a degree, in anything.

    That's how it relates to a visa.

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    You can save a lot of time and money through proficiency examinations for credit. See below for a couple examples of how it can help you:
    Quote Originally Posted by TEKMAN View Post
    University of Wyoming used to charge $94.00/credit x 120 credits = $11,280.00 plus fees.
    Their tuition is the same today as it was when you last checked... but he doesn't have to get all of his credits in one place:

    60 credits from Clovis Community College
    $225.00 for each 6 credit semester = $2,250.00

    30 credits from CLEP general exams
    $95 for each 6-credit exam = $570.00

    30 credits from University of Wyoming
    $94.00 for each credit = $2820.00

    For a total of $5640.00; that could probably be brought under $5,000.00 if other resources are used besides Clovis for a few of those 60 credits.
    I don't know where you can get a Bachelor degree with $5,000.00.
    Yes you do!

    Charter Oak State College and Excelsior College are among only 3 schools in the country that allow (almost) all of your credit through transfer. They do charge fees for enrollment and graduation, but you can get your credit from anywhere that is accredited or other recognized methods of credit award, like the CLEP exams I mentioned earlier. That could help you save a ton of money overall, and is almost always the quickest path toward getting a real, legitimate degree.

    That said, if President Obama sucessfully extends the American Opportunity Tax Credit beyond the year 2010, you get back up to $2000 a year in tax credits for college tuition and related expenses for a maximum of four years. Even if this doesn't get extended, if you hurry, you can maximize the benefit for this year, paying $2,000 worth of classes before Jan 1, 2011 (you can include $ paid for classes that start in the spring semester of 2011, as long as you pay for them before January). That should give you a break of at least 2k and, if it DOES get extended- spread out over the four years, could help you cover your entire degree. If this gets extended, I will finish my degree having paid just over $1,000.00 out of pocket for my degree (including exam fees and books).
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmang View Post
    Hello I'm after a bachelors degree so that I can travel to a country which requires one for the visa.

    I'd like to get a PROPER accredited real degree from somewhere and I'd like to get the easiest one possible as it's only for the visa.
    I've got a budget of about $5000 USD

    Edit: It can be any country as long as it's in English, obviously. :}
    Do you have any college credits at the moment, or are you starting from scratch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmang View Post
    Hello I'm after a bachelors degree so that I can travel to a country which requires one for the visa.

    I'd like to get a PROPER accredited real degree from somewhere and I'd like to get the easiest one possible as it's only for the visa.
    I've got a budget of about $5000 USD

    Edit: It can be any country as long as it's in English, obviously. :}
    What is your state or country of residence? This may be of help is providing an answer.
    Will a DETC degree meet your needs?

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    Why does everyone always want cheap and easy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Why does everyone always want cheap and easy?
    And what's up with all of those mini-MBAs for the mini-you wannabes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Why does everyone always want cheap and easy?
    See my response here
    http://forums.degreeinfo.com/distanc...grams-ick.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Why does everyone always want cheap and easy?
    I want cheap! Just not easy, I wish was going to UT but I have to go to PF..lol
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    I'm personally a HUGE fan of cheap. Why does it have to be expensive?
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    Cheap and easy is usually also cheesy and sleazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Cheap and easy is usually also cheesy and sleazy.
    Come on Ted by that statement we would all need to be Ivy League educated to not have a cheesy degree. Better yet we just need to all get a degree from George Washington University which is notoriously expensive.

    Easy is also a relative term. What's easy for you may be incredibly hard for me. There needs to be a more solid defintion of that word. :D

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    My friend would also like to come to Japan with me and he's got a Diploma of Management, Diploma of International Business , Diploma of Financial Services (FP), Certificate 4 Marketing , Certificate 4 Business, Certificate 3 customer communcations.

    These are Australian qualifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Why does everyone always want cheap and easy?
    In a degree or partner...?

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