How can I finish my bachelor degree with full time job and full time responsibility for a family?

By | October 31, 2015

I am working full time, supporting a family with my income only. I have AA in 2001 ( for computer engineering). I really want to go back to college to finish any easier degree. But no extra money to fulfil my wisth. Any ideas? Checked online classes but they are $500.00 per unit. If someone suceed going back to school and get their B.S, please let me know a way. Thanks.

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2 thoughts on “How can I finish my bachelor degree with full time job and full time responsibility for a family?

  1. Kate

    $500 per credit is pretty common for private and out of state universities. It isn’t limited to online classes. Community colleges are just very cheap, so not a good comparisson.

    Empire State College is a good option in NY for people who already have some college work and live in NY State. http://www.esc.edu/esconline/online2.nsf/html/isescforyou.html See if your state university has a similar program.

  2. PE2008

    Your AA is probably in Computer Engineering Technology — NOT Computer Engineering. BIG difference, but it works in your favor because it is easier to complete a degree in Engineering Technology. You are unlikely to be accepted into a Computer Engineering school.

    Many college Computer Technology degrees are set up as 2+2, meaning they will readily accept AA/AS courses from community college. The senior level courses from a BSET or BSIT can be completed either part-time or full-time. and are not expensive in State schools. Computer Technology degrees are accredited by either TAC/ABET or ATMAE/NAIT.

    If you can’t spare the class attendance time, you can do an online BSET (BSCET). Two schools are:
    Excelsior College, which amazingly offers an online TAB/ABET-accredited BSET in Engineering Technology.
    Grantham University’s BSCET, though this in not TAC/ABET-accredited.

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