College Discounts, Scholarships & Grants
We work hard to get you as many discounts and scholarships with universities as possible. Free.
Many Ways to Save Towards College
When you register for free with OnlineDegree.com, you could also utilize any of the savings we've organized with universities across the country. You could also receive credits towards your degree by taking our free courses... saving you even more money as well.
10% off Tuition Discount
Colorado State University Global Campus
You could save over $10,000 through tuition discounts and course credits.
10% off Tuition Discount
You could save over $11,500 through tuition discounts and course credits.
How Could I Get These Savings?
Simple. Just register for free with OnlineDegree.com. In sixty seconds, you could then get the savings at any of these schools. In addition, you could receive credits toward your degree by taking our free courses... saving you even more money as well. It's that easy.
What Are Grants, Scholarships or Discounts?
We want to help our students save towards college. In addition to taking our free courses that could receive credits at universities across the country, we also organize ways to save once you enroll. These can either be in the form of a tuition discount, grant, or scholarship.
Scholarships are a ‘gift-aid’ that are more commonly provided to the students on the basis of merit or achievement. These merits could be academic success, athletic participation or performance, social or community engagement or affiliation with any particular group or cause. These could come from the government, the school or colleges, non-profit or any other kinds of organizations. The financial assistance does not need to be repaid like student debt, and simply helps lower the cost of education.
Grants also provide you financial assistance towards college. These are similar to scholarships, meaning you don’t have to repay them, and are provided in the form of cash assistance to the students to help pay their tuition or fees. There are grants provided by the government, Federal and/or state but these could also come from private or not for profit organizations/foundations. The organizations or foundations usually offer grants as part of their philanthropic efforts or for projects, recipients, or education that is in line with their vision or core values. However what sets them apart from scholarships is that they can be need-based or simply gifted, as opposed to merit-based (e.g. your GPA, test scores, etc.) like scholarships. Students receiving them do get the reduced tuition or fees as a result.
Tuition and Fee Discounts
Students also find financial aid in the form of tuition discounts which are similar to cash subsidies like scholarships or grants, and allows for a reduction in the overall tuition fee by a certain percentage or dollar amount. They don’t need to be re-paid like student debt. These are offered by the respective schools and are aimed at helping to lessen the financial burden of college or university level studies. These discounts are also often given on the basis of certain criteria or requirements but the conditions as well as the percentage reduction offered differs from case to case basis or depending on the respective school.
At OnlineDegree.com, we work hard to organize any savings for our users with accredited universities across the country.
We're Making College More Affordable for Everyone
Our goal is to help everyone take the first step towards college, and save money in the process. Whether it's through our free courses, tuition discounts with schools, or both.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Prerequisities or Things I Need To Learn Before Enrolling?
No! All of our college-level courses are introductory and meant for beginners without backgrounds in the particular subjects. You don’t need to prepare, or take anything before. As long as you have your GED/High School Diploma, you can just register, choose the courses you want, and begin learning.
Are There Schedules or Set Class Times for OnlineDegree.com Courses?
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Is OnlineDegree.com Really Free?
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Does This Guarantee Ill Be Accepted at an Eventual University?
No, no one can guarantee your acceptance other than the actual university where you’re applying. They always have the final decision. Each university has different guidelines and requirements on how they admit students into their school. This can include GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities you’ve participated in, etc. At many universities, transfer students have higher rates of acceptance vs freshman enrolling out of high school. That means earning units at a community college or through OnlineDegree.com can potentially increase your odds of getting into the school you want. Ask the eventual university where you’re applying to find out what things they take into consideration.
Are There Any 3rd-Party Fees?
It’s completely free to take all of the courses, the textbooks, and generate a transcript. However, when you take a final exam, a 3rd-party online proctoring service, RPNow, needs to monitor you to make sure there’s no cheating. It’s standard practice for all online testing at the college-level. We’ve negotiated the fee on your behalf, and they will only charge you a small fee of $9. OnlineDegree.com though doesnt charge you anything for taking as many courses as you’d like…no fees or tuition, ever, period.
Does OnlineDegree.com “grant credit”?
Remember that OnlineDegree.com is not a university and does not and cannot “grant credit” – the option to grant credit always belongs to the college or university and will further depend on whether a course fits into your degree program. Our goal at OnlineDegree.com is to help you receive credit at a university by taking our free college-level courses. We want to save students time and money to get their degree. To do that, we work with a number of participating accredited universities who’ve agreed to recognize our courses directly, and our courses have also earned a recommendation for credit from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) who’s recommendations are considered by over 1400 universities and colleges nationwide in their network.
What If I’m an International Student Outside of the United States?
Sorry, we’re not yet able to accept international students living outside of the United States. Currently, OnlineDegree.com is available to U.S. citizens (living in or outside of the U.S.), or international students living within the United States.
We’re working on it, and we’ll update the site soon when things have changed.
What if I’m Already Enrolled at a University?
You should first contact your university and see what their policy is for obtaining credits while you’re enrolled. If so, direct them to the NCCRS website to inquire if they’ll accept the course(s) you’d like to take towards your current major.
If I’ve Taken Some Units At Community College, Can I Still Enroll?
Of course! Our courses at OnlineDegree.com are free and available to everyone. Courses completed from a community college could possibly be combined with the courses you complete at OnlineDegree.com to maximize the amount of credit you receive at your eventual university. You should check with your desired university beforehand though to understand what’s possible to obtain eventual credit and any guidelines they have (e.g. how many units can be awarded, if they’ll award credit for the completed courses you desire to take, does that change based on your major, etc.) You can also see our Full Transfer Guide for more details.