I am enrolled in a Saylor.org course, and I received this email with a survey attached to it. The Saylor Academy is considering opportunities to align a full suite of courses to individual credit-by-exam programs offered by third-party institutions. In such a model, a student would complete free Saylor Academy courses that match an accredited institution’s degree requirements. These courses would not be led by an instructor, would have no start/end dates, and could be completed by students at the times convenient to them -- the same way current Saylor courses are structured. Students could subsequently earn credit, and ultimately even a degree, by passing comprehensive exams administered by a single degree granting institution. The cost for each credit-bearing exam would be approximately $100.00 US*. Total cost for a degree, with fees, would range between $3,000-5,000* depending on whether an Associates Degree (60 credits/20 exams) or a Bachelors Degree (120 credits/40 exams) was earned. Cost could be reduced for students who have previously earned transferable college credit. Such a degree program would be optional. There would be no requirement for students to register and take credit-bearing exams aligned to Saylor courses, and students would continue to have access to free versions of Saylor Academy credentials. *Note: Currently, federal financial aid funds can not be used to pay for exam fees.