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    Where to study Computer Science online for free?

    I am interested in a Degree in Computer Science . Does anybody know an institution that offers free online courses and degrees? I mean really free without tuitition or paying for exams. Of course, there are a lot of websites where you can learn how to code but you can't achieve a degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina_mina View Post
    I am interested in a Degree in Computer Science. Does anybody know an institution that offers free online courses and degrees? I mean really free without tuitition or paying for exams.
    Hummmm this is a real head scratcher.

    Trust fund babies get free educations.

    Students at state colleges and universities get discounted tuition payments because they are subsidized by taxpayers e.g. taxpayers fund the state university systems.

    All colleges, universities and businesses provide services that are paid for by someone. Either a customer pays for services or a benefactor pays for services for someone else.

    Are you asking if there is someone who will pay for you to get an education ? Can you please clarify your question?
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    Sure. If you are really bright and have great grades and test scores from high school, there are several universities (more than I can count) that offer full scholarships. IIRC, Harvard offers free tuition + room & board to any undergraduate whose parents make less than $50K.

    If you do not have the above mentioned great grades and test scores, and are not willing to join the military, then no, I don't know of any school that offers legitimate free degrees.
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    I was super excited and about to share with you how to get the info for free, but you're looking for an actual accredited college or university to provide a degree for free?
    Better plan, take a job with an employer that offers tuition reimbursement.
    Second plan, take a job at a college or university that offers employee tuition waivers.
    Third plan, enlist, serve 4 years, use the GI Bill.
    Fourth plan, apply to one of the United States military academies. They're all free.
    Finally, you could buy my book and see a small list on page 147.
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    There are accredited but highly selective colleges that are tuition-free, but I don't think any of them offer online degree programs. A few of them will require you to work on campus or a ranch. I think there are scholarships for those who participated in JROTC in high school. To add to what Cookderosa said about getting a job at a college that offers tuition waivers, there is an exchange where if you work for one school in the exchange, then you can receive a rather large scholarship at another school in the exchange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina_mina View Post
    I am interested in a Degree in Computer Science. Does anybody know an institution that offers free online courses and degrees? I mean really free without tuitition or paying for exams. Of course, there are a lot of websites where you can learn how to code but you can't achieve a degree.
    I'm surprised that no one on here has mentioned University of the People. U of P is an online school with National Accreditation via DETC (Distance Education Training Council), offering AS and BS degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration . The school does not charge tuition. The only required fees consist of submitting an application ($10-$50) and a $100/per end-of-course exam. That's it. If a DETC school will work for you, then this might be your answer.

    Good luck!
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    It wasn't mentioned because the OP asked for no exam fees. A bachelors degree at UotP will cost $4,000 plus the $50 application fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japhy4529 View Post
    I'm surprised that no one on here has mentioned University of the People. U of P is an online school with National Accreditation via DETC (Distance Education Training Council), offering AS and BS degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration. The school does not charge tuition. The only required fees consist of submitting an application ($10-$50) and a $100/per end-of-course exam. That's it. If a DETC school will work for you, then this might be your answer.
    I thought about it, but she said, "I mean really free without tuitition or paying for exams." So the $4,050 in total fees it takes to go through University of the People seemed disqualifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    It wasn't mentioned because the OP asked for no exam fees. A bachelors degree at UotP will cost $4,000 plus the $50 application fee.
    A quote from the UoP tuition page: "For those individuals who are unable to pay their Exam Processing Fees, UoPeople works extremely hard to ensure that no student of UoPeople is left out of higher education for financial reasons."
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    Quote Originally Posted by japhy4529 View Post
    A quote from the UoP tuition page: "For those individuals who are unable to pay their Exam Processing Fees, UoPeople works extremely hard to ensure that no student of UoPeople is left out of higher education for financial reasons."
    It's not known if the OP has an inability to pay. If the OP is really that poor, then a full Pell Grant award would be more than enough to cover the tuition at a community college. From what I've read about UotP, it seems they work harder to secure funding for students in developing countries, which I agree with.
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    University of Degree Information is free, no tuition or exam fees. However, you have to pay for shipping and handling plus tax. All you have to do just come up with something likes Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Snapchat.com, and etc. I'll verify a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science for you. The following administrators will appear in your diploma.

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    It seems to me that there isn't something like that. Of course not, you have to pay for everything in our world. Sometimes even for the loo. Open University is not really free, you have to pay for exams. World Education University is free but it doesn't offer a wide range of interesting degrees, I won't study public healthcare or something like that. Moreover most of them are not available yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina_mina View Post
    It seems to me that there isn't something like that. Of course not, you have to pay for everything in our world. Sometimes even for the loo. Open University is not really free, you have to pay for exams. World Education University is free but it doesn't offer a wide range of interesting degrees, I won't study public healthcare or something like that. Moreover most of them are not available yet.
    Most people don't work full time for free, so it's a pleasure to find companies and organizations that offer excellent products and services for hardly any cost (Open University for instance) so it's confusing to me that you'd be frustrated by this.
    Maybe this would be an excellent opportunity for YOU to form a school, become accredited, start a website, employ faculty, schedule courses, grade assignments, maintain records, proctor exams, and then when they've completed your courses you could provide them with a degree for free. Sounds like an awesome altruistic opportunity.
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