Hello! I've been searching around online and eventually found this forum. Been reading on it for almost three days now. Your insights are truly helpful and I hope you can point me in the right direction. I'm currently looking to enroll in a school that offers a self-paced online degree but would really like to do it within my budget. I own a small business here in the Philippines for about 8 years now and can say that I've been doing well enough to feed the family and send my kids to school without finishing my university degree in Business Administration. I first thought of taking night/weekend school but didn't like taking that time away from my family so online is really best for me. The local online courses are as expensive as if I took the courses in school so didn't consider them anymore. I've taken a bunch of MOOCs from Coursera, EDX and Futurelearn in the last few years to update my knowledge in many areas and have found them really helpful. Recently decided to take the leap towards earning my bachelors degree. What I gather from the forum is that accreditation is important specially if you're looking for a job but since I'm not in the U.S. and have no plans to emigrate anywhere, this isn't a major concern for me. Diploma mills are obviously out of the question but unaccredited schools are fine for my needs. I'm doing this mostly for myself and not to look for a job so I have no particular preference for a school as long as they are reputable. My main concern are the degrees available and the cost of the program. I'm just planning to take any general business related Bachelors degree such as Marketing, Management, Business Administration, General Studies, etc. and have found these schools suitable: SMC University University of the People Although from what I gather, if I can't get financial aid, University of the People will probably cost me around $4,000 for the Bachelors degree. I've also checked out Pennfoster College and Ashworth College but have computed that they might be off my budget and I may encounter difficulties with the GED equivalent requirements. I'm leaning towards SMC University with their €990 program but would like to explore other options. Can you suggest other schools, accredited or not, that can fit my budget and course preference? They can be based anywhere in the world as long as the courses are in English. If they accept PLA, then that would be really great as well. Thank you to you all in advance.