Homeschooling for College Credit at the University of Maryland University College
Rack Rate Tuition: $59,880 ($499 per credit x 120 credits)
Resourcefully Planned: $16,723 (89 credits in homeschool, 31 cr. rack rate)
What is a resourcefully planned degree? In short, a cost map shows you how Homeschooling for College Credit in high school can be transferred into a specific college to save money. We’ll use alternative college credit sources that are accepted by this college to devise a strategic plan for your student. The cost map is a general outline that gets you headed in the right direction.
What a Resourcefully Planned Cost Map is NOT: It’s not a guarantee. This is an informed DIY plan using the college’s advertised transfer and credit acceptance policies.
Why DIY? As the parent of a high school student, you won’t have access to academic advisors or the registrar of a college, in addition, colleges don’t specialize in helping you avoid taking their classes! But, college transfer protocol and transfer policies are often available to the public, allowing teens to start earning college credit NOW that can be used LATER.
Where is Dual Enrollment? Since some families have free tuition through dual enrollment, while other families may not, dual enrollment has been completely left out of the plan. If you have dual enrollment available to you, you may want to use it.
Other costs: Colleges will have other costs beyond the scope of our basic tuition calculation. Application fee, graduation fee, technology fee, etc. are all fees that you should plan for when your teen eventually enrolls. To keep the playing field even, the rack rate listed above doesn’t include fees either – the numbers shown are straight tuition.
Rack Rate Tuition: $59,880
Resourcefully Planned: $16,723
How to avoid student loan debt
- Reduce the number of credits your teen must complete by doing as many of them as possible in high school.
- Secure scholarships, apply for Federal work-study and use savings/cash to cover the balance of tuition.
- Only after you’ve exhausted options 1 & 2 should you consider borrowing money.
Cost Map for University of Maryland University College (11/2018)
|Requirement||Homeschooling for College Credit||Approximate Cost taken during homeschool
|Cost if taken through the University of Maryland
|Intro to Business 3 cr.||Studycom Intro to Business||$100||$1,497|
|Composition 6cr||Studycom College Composition 1 and College Composition 2||$200||$2,994|
|UL Advanced Communication 3cr||Studycom Advanced Technical Writing||$100||$1,497|
|Communication 3cr||CLEP Analyzing Interpreting Literature||$0*||$1,497|
|College Algebra 3cr.||CLEP College Algebra||$0*||$1,497|
|Arts & Humanities 6 cr.||CLEP US History 1 & 2||$0*||$2,994|
|Behavioral Science 6 cr.||CLEP Psychology, CLEP Sociology||$0*||$2,995|
|Science w/ lab 4 cr.||Straighterline Biology 4 cr.||$200||$1,996|
|Science (any) 3 cr.||OnlineDegreecom Enviro. 3 cr.||$9||$1,497|
|Intro. Computers 3 cr.||CLEP Information Systems||$0*||$1,497|
|Add’l computers 3 cr.||TEEX Cybersecurity 4 cr (3 req.)||$0||$1,497|
|electives||Onlinedegreecom 15 cr. (5)||$45||$7,485|
|UL electives||Studycom 18 cr. (6)||$600||$8,982|
|other electives||12-15 elective credits (CLEP or AP exams)||$0*||$6,487|
|1 cr. Intro to Research taken online at UMUC||NA||NA||$499|
|30 cr. bus. major taken online UMUC||NA||NA||$14,970|
University of Maryland University College is a Partner College with Study.com and guarantees transfer according to the course in the following chart.
UMUC shall accept the following assessment methods from sources external to UMUC for the awarding of academic credit:
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST) Program
Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Board
Excelsior College Examinations (formerly ACT/PEP and Regents)
Various professional examinations evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)
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