$2500 online degree

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  1. ali

    ali New Member

    Happy new year

    I make about $500 a month but most of it goes to expenses. I simply cannot pay for a normal degree so I was wondering if there was a cheap distance learning/mooc/open university option.

    Edit:Bachelor's

    Thanks
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  3. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Unless something has changed, it'll be $4000 if he lives in the United States. 40 courses, $100 per exam.
     
  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Maybe the strategy for someone in the US can be community college for 60 to 80 units.
    And transfer to UoPeople? Is UoPeople accepting transfer credit?

    UNISA in South Africa.
    The average student registers for between 4 and 6 modules per year at a cost of between *R1 570,00 and *R4 550,00 per module ( 14.5 ZAr = 1 USD $).
    https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Student-fees-and-funding-your-studies
    A bachelor’s degree of 360 credits, for example, consists of 30 modules of 12 credits each and there are other fees such as admission.
    Basically a US Associates degree can be up to 240 = 20 modules. So if accepted for entry into Bachelors's degree you will need an additional 120 units = 10 modules or 180 = 15 modules for an Honours degree.
    https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Student-fees-and-funding-your-studies/Qualifications:-credits,-modules-and-NQF-levels
    Books are an additional cost that you must factor into your calculations for your full costs of study.
     
  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Last time I read they were and charging $17 per credit transferred.
     
  6. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    By the way, UoPeople is not regionally accredited. So if you have plans for Graduate degree in the future. You have to keep it in mind. I ve checked with some Universities to transfer credits from UoPeople. They refused to accept it.
     
  7. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    UNISA is RA equivalent and highly affordable. I think US Graduate schools may accept a degree from UNISA.
    An undergrad module for approximately $40 so Bachelors's degree = 30 modules approximately $1200. Honors degree 40 modules - $1600 add textbooks that can cost a lot and enrolment fees, etc.
     
  8. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    I dont know about equivalent but it is not regionally accredited. So if you are planning to use it in the future you are better to make sure you dont waist your time and money and end up with something which worth less than you expect.
     
  9. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Member

    Many schools do refuse, but many do accept NA credits.

    I believe it has been discussed that UofP had a transfer agreement with UC-Berkeley ???

    Also, there is a discussion recently someone transferred all or some of their credits to Liberty University.

    I transferred all of my Ashworth and Aspen U credits to an RA School (for profit)
     
  10. copper

    copper Member

    You bring up a good point! I know NA credits often don't transfer to RA schools, of course there are exceptions. However, I have heard of NA graduates with a bachelors getting accepted to RA graduate schools at the master and doctoral levels. I read a previous post on DI from an individual with a NA Bachelors earning a Doctorate at NCU.edu, perhaps someone else can chime in?
     
  11. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    I do understand there are Universities which will accept it. In my opinion rather be safe than sorry. I would rather find RA university with affordable degree than go for NA and wonder if i will be ok in the future. But again its my opinion, i am not forcing it.
     
  12. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Today, there are more than enough schools that will accept NA credits. Over the years I have seen some rather large lists, although they've always seemed to disappear for some reason.

    If a person finds an RA program of the same subject and it offers what they need, it would make sense to go with that program because of increased utility. But sometimes that increase is negligible if any increase at all. It will be hard to find an employer who will care or even recognize that your cookie cutter undergrad business degree was from no-name RA University or a no-name NA University. Back when I was still applying for jobs, I listed both RA and NA degrees, neither ever got questioned except for the ones that were earned online, and it was the online part that was the point of conversation. Still got the jobs anyway.
     
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  13. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    UNISA is not a US University its a Sout African University so it doesn't need to be RA accredited. It has to be properly accredited in its home country.
    Mind that many applicants from overseas don't hold RA degrees. For example from the UK Universities are accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council they are not RA, but in the US most are considered RA equivalent.
    I would say that UNISA degrees are better accepted for graduate studies in the US than US NA degrees.

    UNISA received a Royal Charter in 1877. It currently operates under the Statute of the University of South Africa issued in terms of the Higher Education Act (No. 101 of 1997), and is accredited by the South African Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

    Anabin
    In Germany, the rating is H+ which is fully recognized as comparable to german degrees.
    https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html

    A quick check on WES web site:

    WES
    Country of Education: South Africa
    Name of Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
    Name of Institution: University of South Africa
    Equivalency in Canada: Bachelor's degree
     

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