So you want to go back to school, but you keep putting it off. What’s your excuse? That you don’t have time? That it’s too expensive? In this day and age, there’s a solution for that. These online colleges allow you to earn a four-year degree on your own schedule, and they’ve also managed to implement a tuition model that’s much more affordable than what you’ve probably seen. These schools won’t hit you with hidden fees – they’re the cheapest, all said and done.
Peru State College
Don’t worry, this school isn’t Peruvian. It’s based in Peru, Nebraska, and it has achieved accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and to get a four-year degree there, the price tag starts as low as $246.00 per credit. In terms of fees, the school’s rates are so low they’re unheard of: just a $10 matriculation fee. That brings the total cost for four years to $29,530.00. With financial aid and some wise payments, most can afford that.
For such a large school, Ohio University’s online program delivers a small bill. It has received accreditation and offers 10 different degrees such as Criminal Justice and Applied Management. At just $243 per credit and no fees, you can walk at graduation for just $29,160.00.
This Flint, MI online college currently enrolls almost 2,500 students in its online bachelor’s programs and has achieved accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. At just $240 per credit, you can enroll in one of the school’s eight online bachelor’s programs, including Computer Information Systems Security and Accounting Business Administration and Management. With the $20 in fees, your four-year degree will cost you $28,820.00.
Rasmussen is a for-profit college that has received accreditation from the NCACS as well, and has a long menu of 28 online bachelor’s programs. With a price tag of just $199 per credit and $30 in fees, a diploma at this school will cost you just $23,880.00 when all is said and done.
Fort Hays State University
Almost 7,000 students attend this school’s online programs, which, too, have received accreditation. The US News and World Report ranked this school #16 on its list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. It’s both the cheapest school at just $194.14 a credit and the most versatile, offering 51 potential degrees with 248 full-time professors teaching these programs. For just $30 in fees, you get top-of-the-line, 24/7 tech support, and can earn your four-year degree for just $23,326.80 total.