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July 2018 current fees at the Big 3
#1
I looked up costs as of today.  COSC just raised their rates, so now all 3 schools are within $500 of each other, which in my book means there's no clear cut winner.  It totally depends on which degree you want (which school offers it), how many credits you're bringing in, where they'll fit best, and finally how long it will take to finish.  The ONLY reason I would choose TESU over the others is because they only require 12/15cr of UL (plus capstone), and that I know where everything fits (meaning I know their degree requirements better than the other 2, so I can give better guidance).  I would not recommend them based solely on cost.

This is based on taking the remaining courses from CLEP/Modern States for free, or low cost courses through Saylor.  COSC has an additional free option for FEMA IS courses.

TESU (utilizing study.com discount)
117cr
Application fee $75
Tuition for capstone $1098
Residency waiver $1800
Graduation fee $332
Total fees without 117cr $3305
At least 12cr (for a BSBA) or 15cr (for BALS) have to be UL, so that's going to cost an additional $400/$500
Speech is required, for an additional $100
Total minimum cost $3805/$3905


COSC
114cr
Application fee $75
Tuition for cornerstone $1224
Tuition for capstone $1224
Student Services Fee $354 (per semester)
Technology fee $68
Graduation fee $215
Total fees without 114cr $3160
At least 30cr have to be UL, so that's going to cost an additional ~$1000
Speech & global understanding are required, for an additional $200
A lab is required for an additional $40 minimum (Study.com)
Total minimum cost $4400

EC
117cr
Application fee $50
Tuition for capstone $1530
Enrollment fee $1095
Graduation fee $495
Total fees without 117cr $3170
At least 30cr have to be UL, so that's going to cost an additional ~$1000
Info lit is required, for an additional $100
Total minimum cost $4270
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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#2
Well if you are taking the comprehensive tution option TESU is the winner and is still the cheapest of the 3 if you arent, that couple hundred bucks savings can be used to pay for some exams lol...
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

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#3
(07-02-2018, 04:06 PM)armstrongsubero Wrote: Well if you are taking the comprehensive tution option TESU is the winner and is still the cheapest of the 3 if you arent, that couple hundred bucks savings can be used to pay for some exams lol...


If you do 36 credits at tesu, it comes to ~$176 per credit plus any books, lab kits, etc. Not a bad price if you needed 36 credits worth of specific classes that can't be done via test out and other alternative provider. However, tesu doesn't offer very many useful classes in that regard. If you did less than 36 credits, the price rises per credit hour. Also, that would include TECEPS, which are cheaper to buy on their own.
Planning to transfer to WGU BSIT Feb 2021   

RA(42cr)
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(?cr): Most of them
Study.com(31cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101, CS107, CS 303, BUS 107
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
Google IT Support
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelor(3cr)
*I think I'm updated... I really need to make an Omnitranscript to track everything....
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#4
(07-02-2018, 04:06 PM)armstrongsubero Wrote: Well if you are taking the comprehensive tution option TESU is the winner and is still the cheapest of the 3 if you arent, that couple hundred bucks savings can be used to pay for some exams lol...

The Comprehensive Tuition plan is more expensive than any of the Big 3 Per Credit Hour plans.  You would only use it if you wanted to get a very specific degree and couldn't find the credits anywhere else.  You would not want to use it for a BSBA or BALS, the 2 most popular degrees on this forum.
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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#5
You are right, I guess it depends on what you are looking at like the for me I was thinking about the BS in Electronics Engineering Technology that price is hard to beat! I am yet to find a regionally accredited school where you can get such a low price for an online ABET program, that's even cheaper than Grantham Provided you transfer credits from Study and SL. Even the BA in Computer Science or Electrical Technology seems reasonable at that price.

I mean if you have to pay for the capstone, residency waiver and cornerstone with the Study.com discount that's already $3198, put about double that and you can take courses you actually want to take, and they have a payment plan so you can spread it out. It makes a bachelors in: Computer Science, Electrical Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology or Info Tech from TESU very doable.

At that price Tesu makes the sub $10 000 regionally accredited bachelors in almost any field accessible.
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

#6
You hit the nail on the head. The electronics engineering technology program is about the only one I think that has all the required classes offered at TESU and might make the comprehensive tuition worth it(with the study.com discount).I would advise using test out, ACE and NCCRS to get as many done before enrolling so that you can do the 36 credits in 1 year only.

Actually, the Electronics systems engineering technology at TESU requires 49 in AOS. It looks like 6-9 of those could be brought in from the alternative providers.
Planning to transfer to WGU BSIT Feb 2021   

RA(42cr)
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(?cr): Most of them
Study.com(31cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101, CS107, CS 303, BUS 107
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
Google IT Support
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelor(3cr)
*I think I'm updated... I really need to make an Omnitranscript to track everything....
#7
Yeah you could get the other courses from the required providers for example project management from sophia, network technology from Saylor or a TECEP before you enroll....I have been eyeing this degree for a while when I finish my BALS I may consider switching from my LDAS to this program...
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

#8
Forgive me but what is LDAS?
Planning to transfer to WGU BSIT Feb 2021   

RA(42cr)
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(?cr): Most of them
Study.com(31cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101, CS107, CS 303, BUS 107
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
Google IT Support
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelor(3cr)
*I think I'm updated... I really need to make an Omnitranscript to track everything....
#9
LDAS at TESU is Learner Designed Area of Study I got mine approved for Robotic Systems Development....
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

#10
Oh very cool. Did you find a source for cheap robotics courses?

Or using PLA?
Planning to transfer to WGU BSIT Feb 2021   

RA(42cr)
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(?cr): Most of them
Study.com(31cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101, CS107, CS 303, BUS 107
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
Google IT Support
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelor(3cr)
*I think I'm updated... I really need to make an Omnitranscript to track everything....


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