3. Penn State World Campus
You may have heard that cheer before if you like college football. Even if sports aren’t your thing, you probably know that Penn State is known for the crazy school spirit of its students and alumni. People can feel the happiness. Even if you don’t like football, you can still take part in Penn State alumni traditions.
Penn State World Campus is a branch of Penn State University, offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in more than 100 undergraduate programs. All courses are delivered online, but students can also choose to attend some on-campus courses if they need to in order to meet certain requirements.
The school accepts FAFSA for enrollment, and has a low tuition rate compared with other colleges and universities: $7,500 per year for full-time students (12 credits). The school boasts an impressive graduation rate of 91%.
Students can get a degree at any of their many campuses all over the United States. It is possible to get a degree from Penn State without ever setting foot on campus. All you need to do is go to “Happy Valley” in central Pennsylvania. Take some time to find out what Penn State is like before you go there for the first time.
One of the largest research libraries in North America is available to you as a Penn State World Campus student. There are millions of books, e-books, maps, CDs, DVDs, and other media available at the Penn State Libraries. Hundreds of research databases and thousands of journals are at your fingertips here.
PSWC offers the same kinds of financial aid as the physical campuses, such as Pell Grants and other forms of aid that are given out through FAFSA.
According to the Department of Education, 51% of PSWC students use some form of federal financial aid. The average student leaves college owing slightly more than $26,000, which works out to a monthly payment of $278.