Ashworth College partners with OnlineDegree.com to offer free college courses

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Going to college should be a path to something better rather than a financial waste and time investment that takes away from other important experiences. –OnlineDegree.com Founder and CEO Grant Aldrich

Ashworth College has partnered with the newest disruptive company in affordable higher education: OnlineDegree.com. The website, whose launch was covered by eLearningInside, “Inside Higher Ed” and Forbes, went live earlier this year to make online college courses available to everyone with no tuition fees for students.

Through OnlineDegree.com, anyone can take up to 15 college-level courses, the equivalent of 44 credit hours, tuition-free. The 100-level undergraduate courses currently offered include a variety of fields ranging from astronomy to economics. It takes less than a minute to register and choose the first lesson. There are no applications, entrance exams, interviews or credit cards required.

Like many Americans, OnlineDegree.com founder and CEO Grant Aldrich graduated from college with his own “crushing” debt. After nearly 15 years of working with startups, he decided to help build a path to education that wouldn’t be such an expensive burden on others.

“There are many things that can prevent someone from pursuing an education, notes Aldrich. “Cost is important and that’s the main reason I started OnlineDegree.com. But, the good thing about online education as a whole is that it can be self-paced, leaving room for students who need to work or want to spend time with their families. Going to college should be a path to something better rather than a financial waste and time investment that takes away from other important experiences.

“Course credits earned through Ashworth College courses on the platform are guaranteed to transfer to select Ashworth College associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs,” notes Christine Jax, Director of Studies. at Ashworth College. “There’s no catch when it comes to officially transitioning to college for sophomore studies, making it a seamless transition for students.”

A certified transcript can be generated directly from a student’s OnlineDegree.com account as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally accredited online institution that provides a flexible and affordable education to students around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In a 2017 survey for DEAC, 95% of students and graduates from the school’s 20 most popular programs said they were satisfied with their education and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu.

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Commission on Distance Education Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

About OnlineDegree.com

OnlineDegree.com is on a mission to make college more affordable and accessible to everyone. They have created a simple and easy-to-use environment where anyone can take free online courses at their own pace and within their busy schedule. Completed courses could then receive credit at universities across the country. Explore free courses to start learning today at http://www.onlinedegree.com.

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