Answer to Student Debt? Education Startup Makes It Free to Obtain College Credit

debt-1376061_640Student debt has reached levels of epic proportions in the United States. At more than $1.3 trillion, it surpasses both automotive and credit card debt; placing a crushing burden on those seeking to further their education and improve their lives. Now, OnlineDegree.com is providing a much-needed answer to the student debt crisis by helping students receive college credit for free.

On a mission to make higher education more affordable and accessible to everyone, OnlineDegree.com teamed-up with leading academics and professors to deliver online college-level courses that could receive free college credit at participating universities throughout the United States. Students can register at any time and take as many courses as they wish.  Courses are completely free and there are no fees or textbooks to purchase. In addition, class registration takes less than a minute, as OnlineDegree.com does not require applications, entrance exams or essays.

“Rather than making marginal progress in higher education’s quality, we need to be making radical progress on its accessibility,” says Grant Aldrich, President and Founder of OnlineDegree.com. “We’re devoted to helping the millions of Americans seeking a college education who are unable to take the first step, and at OnlineDegree.com, they could potentially complete up to their freshman year of college tuition free.”

At OnlineDegree.com, students can take a variety of courses to learn about Psychology, Computer Programming, History, Marketing, Robotics, and many more, all online and at their own pace. OnlineDegree.com has worked with a number of participating accredited universities where transfer credit can be awarded for successful completion of the courses. OnlineDegree.com’s 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 in the United States. This provides students with a simple process to begin their education, and gives them a multitude of options to potentially receive free college credit nationwide – without quitting their job or changing their existing schedule. With student debt at an all-time high, this could result in substantial savings in tuition and fees, and significantly reduce time needed to complete a degree program.

Ashworth College, a 30-year-old accredited institution offering more than 125 online career certificate and degree programs, is one of the participating institutions that provides students pathways to completing their entire freshman year via free courses at OnlineDegree.com. “We’re very excited to partner with OnlineDegree.com to provide greater access to flexible, affordable and highly-relevant education,” says Rob Klapper, President of Ashworth College. “Our partnership helps continue the vision of providing high quality education to students without saddling them with debt.”

Southern New Hampshire University, a regionally accredited university with an 85-year history of providing high quality education to students online and on campus, is also participating with OnlineDegree.com.

“We’re continually working with top professors to expand our educational offerings and to partner with the best institutions in the country,” says Aldrich. “By removing barriers and focusing on world-class education, we’re making our mission of affordable higher education a reality.”

About OnlineDegree.com
OnlineDegree.com is taking a stand against crushing levels of student debt. We’re trying to help everyone go to college, while saving time and money in the process. We’ve created a simple and easy-to-use environment where anyone can take our free online courses at their own pace and within the confines of their existing busy schedule. Completed courses could then receive college credits at universities across the country. Explore our free courses to begin learning today at www.onlinedegree.com.