It’s no secret that the cost of tuition can be a major obstacle for many students who want to earn their degree. But there’s good news! Companies like StraighterlineSM are helping students take the stress out of paying for college by offering lower-cost options for first and second year courses, like College Algebra, Intro to Business, Intro to Criminal justice, English Composition and many others.
What is Straighterline?
StraighterlineSM can help you balance higher education with family life, full-time jobs, and even military duty. StraighterlineSM has many success stories from students like Donnie Davis, a Strayer University Graduate with a Bachelors in Business Administration, who says “In the end, that three credit course cost me less than $200, and that included tuition, textbook, everything. I’d estimate that I saved more than $1500 on just that one class. I have paid thousands more from other universities.”[i]
Whether you're a High School Student trying to get a jump on your college education, an Adult learner looking to finish or earn your first degree, or a member of the Military looking to earn credits while on deployment; StraighterlineSM can help you. “StraighterlineSM is focused on bringing transparency to online education,” says Tech Crunch [ii], one of the many publications to feature this company; others include US News, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Huffington Post. There are also a number of Corporations, like 7Eleven, RadioShack, United Airlines, and Waste Management partnering with StraighterlineSM to offer employees’ quality and affordable online courses with Guaranteed Transfer credit to over 50 Partner Colleges.
How Does It Work?
StraighterlineSM provides high-quality online general education courses that could save you up to $15,000 on your degree. Students pay a monthly membership fee of $99 (which is cancellable at any time) plus the course fee (starting at $49) to pursue an equivalent degree to those offered at accredited online colleges.[i] And, because the courses are 100% online, you’ll have the flexibility to work your studies around your busy schedule.
The more transferable college courses you complete with StraighterlineSM, the more you can potentially save on the cost your degree. Once you’ve completed your courses, you have the option to enroll in one of their 50+ accredited partner colleges to finish your third and fourth year courses and complete your degree.[iii]
Will My Credits Be Transferrable?
StraighterlineSMguarantees that you will receive full course credit for approved classes when you enroll at one of their 50+ Partner Colleges. What's more, their list of Partner Schools includes some big names in online education, like Strayer University, Capella University, Liberty University, Ashford University and University of Phoenix just to name a few. .[iii] Not only that, there are also advisors who can help you build a personalized degree plan that lists all the career-focused courses you can enroll in and transfer over.
StraighterlineSM cannot guarantee that credits will be transferrable to non-partner colleges, so students should inquire to schools directly before enrolling.
What If I Need Help With My Courses?
You won’t be on your own! Straighterline’s student advisors are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you have. Your membership also includes 10 hours of free tutoring to give you the academic support you need to help you succeed in your studies. [iii]
If you find that self-paced courses are not right for you, there are also professor-lead options that include videos, office hours and study guides to help give you some additional guidance.
[i]straighterline.com/success-stories/adult-learner [iitechcrunch.com/2012/04/14/Straighterline-raises-10-million [iii]
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