What Does It Cost?
Affordable and Flexible Pricing Plans
One of Verity’s main goals is maintaining affordability for our students. However, we understand that a college degree is always a considerable investment. That’s why we know it’s important for you to understand exactly where the money will be going and what you will be receiving for each dollar invested. To better help explain that costs that a Verity student will face, we’ve broken it down to three segments: Verity Costs, Accreditation Fees, and Testing Fees.
Total Cost =
Thomas Edison State University (TESU) Fees
Verity Costs +
We LOVE our Campus Program and believe it to be well worth the extra costs. Sure, the dorms are nice and the food is great, but most valuable is the community of fellow-believers that our staff and students have the opportunity to join.
$1,610 for Summer Term 2016
$2,760 for Fall Term 2016
$2,300 for Winter Term 2017
$2,300 for Spring Term 2017
$1,610 for Summer Term 2017
Our Distance Program gives students the flexibility to work from home while still completing the 21-month bachelor’s program alongside their classmates. Plus, we have an optional “On-Campus Fee” for Distance students who want to come on site for a particular class or just want to come visit for a bit.
The Adult Learning Program is our most flexible approach, allowing students to progress through their degree at their own pace.
Testing Fees +
Credit-by-Exams are an integral part of our students’ academic journey. We have been able to achieve an incredibly high success rate for our students built on our curricula and the modular approach. At Verity, we have a track record for success, having administered over 10,000 exams with an average passing rate of over 90%.
Testing fees can be broken down into three areas: Exam Fees, Proctor Fees, and Transcript Fees. The Exam Fee is the cost paid to CLEP, DSST, etc. for any credit-by-exam test the student takes. Proctor Fees are paid to the testing site where the exam is taken. Transcript fees are typically one-time fees paid to CLEP and/or DSST to have any credits transferred to the degree-issuing institution prior to the student’s graduation.
$80-$111 per Exam
Accreditation Fees +
Verity students earn their accredited bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University (TESU). The unique partnership that Verity College Education holds with TESU yields several benefits including in-state tuition and special enrollment privileges for our younger students who wouldn’t otherwise meet the age requirement set for their adult learners. The TESU fees listed below have been lumped together for your benefit and represent one-time costs such as application, enrollment, technology, and graduation fees. In addition to credits earned through credit-by-examinations such as CLEP and DSSTs, various degrees also require higher-level credits earned through coursework. An estimation of the cost per credit earned through coursework as part of Verity’s approach is listed below for you to compare with the costs of a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program.
$273+ per Credit