Today i started my first semester with Kaplan University online. A month or so back i had a lot of free time and a little extra money so i started researching online colleges. I started talking with Kaplan and when we pulled my military transcripts, i had 48 hours and Kaplan would transfer 30 of them into a degree for me. An associates is 90 hours and a bachelors is 180 hours. I am 1/3 rd of the way to my associates so i figured why not go for it.
With my veteran status they gave me a price of $230 per credit including books. That is a damn good price. My company has a tuition reimbursement plan and when i talked to HR about it, they agreed to pay double what they normally pay because my degree is in business management. In reality i can have my associates in two years and cost out of my pocket will be $3,000. I plan on doing it a lot faster than two years so my cost will increase also.
I am taking 10 hours this semester. Not bad for having a full time job. My two classes are Introduction to Business and Academic Strategies for the Business professional. Each course is 10 units and we have a week to complete each unit. I completed mine today in about 3 hours. If it continues to be this easy i will up the classes that i will take.
I can feel my brain growing already LOL