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BALS - Advice Needed.
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(04-16-2019, 12:29 AM)MNomadic Wrote:
(04-15-2019, 09:36 PM)GAKim72 Wrote: I forgot to mention in my original post that I will qualify for approx $5000 in financial aid/grant.  I did see where it was mentioned that New Mexico Jr College has very low tuition.  I'm curious as to whether or not I should take a couple classes through them to start and use any refunded tuition to pay for my SDC or SL courses, etc..  ???
Why did you make a new account?

What do you mean?  I didn't know that I made a new account...??    I log in from my phone sometimes and from my desktop other times...??

(04-15-2019, 02:34 PM)natshar Wrote: Honestly, for a business degree, WGU might be the quickest and cheapest now. It for sure cheaper than TESU between the two required courses and fees you are looking at a minimum 6k, whereas WGU is less then 4k for 6 months.

Basically, you would earn 90 credits of your degree through alternative methods like test out. Then finish the remaining part at WGU through self-paced online courses, which you would have 6 months to do (or else you will have to pay again).

I'm not real familiar with WGU.  They offer a six month term and you are allowed to complete as many courses as you can during that term?  Do you know what the cost runs per term?  
Thanks for your help!!

I see in your prior post that you mention the cost for a term for WGU...sorry about that.
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(04-15-2019, 09:36 PM)GAKim72 Wrote: I forgot to mention in my original post that I will qualify for approx $5000 in financial aid/grant.  I did see where it was mentioned that New Mexico Jr College has very low tuition.  I'm curious as to whether or not I should take a couple classes through them to start and use any refunded tuition to pay for my SDC or SL courses, etc..  ???

This is a very common approach when people have aid, but want to do a Big3 degree. However, if you want to maximize the aid, you'll have to take more than a couple of classes.
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GaKim Wrote:
MNomadic Wrote:Why did you make a new account?

What do you mean?  I didn't know that I made a new account...??    I log in from my phone sometimes and from my desktop other times...??

BTW, GaKim/GAKim72, you've got two log ins, one on the phone and one on the computer...

bjcheung77 Wrote:It depends really what your end goal is, I would use the $ towards the required two courses at TESU if you're going with them, or COSC, etc.  You need to pay for the Cornerstone and Capstone courses, each of the two are $1000+.  You can use the aid/grant for paying towards those two courses.  If you must take courses at a community college and use the remainder of the grant on TESU/COSC courses, you should take some courses that are to your interest or easy for you to get a good GPA.

For financial aid, you need to calculate what is better or more cost effective.  Taking courses at the community college or at the University of choice - COSC/TESU, etc.  I still think you would get more bang for the buck taking the final cornerstone/capstone, unless you're using a few community college courses to get aid/grant to pay for one of those two courses.
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Take as many courses as you want in six months and it is about 4k for a sixth month term.
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Here is my most updated BALS plan for TESU.  I would say that you're probably better off at COSC, since it's cheaper though.


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(Yesterday, 11:02 AM)dfrecore Wrote: Here is my most updated BALS plan for TESU.  I would say that you're probably better off at COSC, since it's cheaper though.

Thank you!!
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