Getting a College Degree Fast and Doing it Cheaper

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Rising college costs are putting the dream of a college degree out of reach of more Americans. “Getting a college degree fast will help get a student out into the work force faster and allow them to begin making money,” says Richard Smith, spokesperson for Almeda University. Mr. Smith suggests those looking to get their college degree faster and save money while doing so consider the following tips:

There are testing centers that will review a student’s life experience and award credit. Some schools do the reviews themselves. There are many online based higher education centers that award life and work experience ...

According to a recent report from Business Insider it was revealed that it is 400% more expensive to get a college degree than it was only 3 decades ago. There are ways for a student to get their degree faster and in many cases save money.

1.    High school students can get a jump on their college degree by taking classes early. Some high schools give courses that earn a student college credit. A student can also take college courses by correspondence or online. These courses are generally less expensive than taking them as a regular student in a college classroom.

2.    Take an advanced placement test. Many colleges are connected with testing centers and programs that allow a student to take a test that will give them credit for a course. There is usually a testing fee but it is generally very minimal. The result of these tests can get a student excused from having to take a required course and place them directly into an advanced course thus skipping tuition for the lower course. Some testing centers give college credit for the test. For instance a student could take a test for American History and be given credit for the course as if they had taken the entire semester of studying and paid for the course. While the student is given credit for the course there is not usually a grade awarded to be used toward a GPA.

3.    If the student has work and learning experience then they can inquire as to whether they can get college credit for their experience. There are testing centers that will review a student’s life experience and award credit. Some schools do the reviews themselves. There are many online based higher education centers that award life and work experience such as Almeda University.

4.    Consider taking classes at a community college and then transferring to a larger 4-year college. Community colleges are less expensive and the student can often live at home and save boarding fees. Community colleges are also a great way to get ahead and get your degree faster by taking summer courses and getting credit cheaper toward your degree.
The benefits of getting a degree fast are that the student can get into the job market sooner and begin making money. It could also result in less tuition debt.

For further information please contact Richard Smith at richard@almedauniversity.org or by calling (866) 699-8207.

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