Homeschooling for College Credit at Southern New Hampshire University (online)
Listen to a brief introduction to this cost map:
Rack Rate Tuition: $38,400 ($320 per credit x 120 credits)
Resourcefully Planned: $11,160 (87 credits in homeschool at about $600, 33 cr. taken through SNHU online once enrolled)
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (any concentration)
Note: Southern New Hampshire University requires 25% of the degree to be earned through SNHU online, thus 75% of the degree can be completed during or after homeschool and transferred in before starting classes with SNHU. Students who do that will save the most money and begin their studies at SNHU Online as a college senior.
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.
NOTE: Southern New Hampshire University offers VERY AFFORDABLE dual enrollment high school program ($100 per course – not per credit!) however it is currently limited to those who can commute to take the classes in person at the New Hampshire campus.
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.
Saylor Academy has a partnership with SNHU that guarantees credit transfer. Read more about how to homeschool for college credit using Saylor Academy here.
Additionally, SNHU policy allows acceptance of credit that is ACE or NCCRS evaluated for college credit. Read more about ACE and NCCRS credit you can take here.
Rack Rate Tuition: $38,400
Resourcefully Planned: $11,160
$600 would be paid throughout high school for the first 87 credits (cash).
The remaining 33 credits will cost $10,560 at SNHU. (apply for scholarships)
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. You’ll pay cash for these as you go.
- Apply for Federal work-study, grants, and use savings/cash to cover the balance of tuition once they’re an enrolled student.
- For every $100 of tuition you have outstanding, apply for 1 scholarship. (example: $2,000 tuition = apply for 20 scholarships)
Cost Map for Southern New Hampshire University (01/2019)
|Requirement||Homeschooling for College Credit||Approximate Cost during homeschool
|Cost if taken through SNHU
|English 1, 3 cr.||CLEP College Composition Modular (no essay)||$0*||$960|
|English 2, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|Math (Applied Statistics required), 3 cr.||Saylor Academy BUS204 Applied Statistics, or Saylor Academy MA121 Introduction to Statistics, or DSST Principles of Statistics exam||$25**||$960|
|Perspectives in Liberal Arts, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|Success Strategies for online learning, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|Humanities, 3 cr.||Saylor Academy ENVS203 Environmental Ethics, Justice & World Views||$25**||$960|
|Humanities, 3 cr.||CLEP Humanities||$0*||$960|
|Macroeconomics (required), 3 cr.||Saylor Academy ECON102 Macroeconomics or CLEP Macroeconomics||$25**||$960|
|Microeconomics (required), 3 cr.||Saylor Academy ECON101 Microeconomics or CLEP Microeconomics||$25**||$960|
|Natural Science, 3 cr.||CLEP Biology or Chemistry||$0*||$960|
|Natural Science, 3 cr.||CLEP Natural Sciences||$0*||$960|
|Integration Course, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|History, 3 cr.||CLEP U.S. History 1||$0*||$960|
|History, 3 cr.||CLEP U.S. History 2||$0*||$960|
|Financial Accounting, 3 cr.||Saylor Academy BUS103 Financial Accounting, or CLEP Financial Accounting||$25**||$960|
|Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.||Saylor Academy BUS105 Managerial Accounting||$25**||$960|
|Business Law, 3 cr.||Saylor Academy BUS205 Business Law||$25**||$960|
|Principles of Finance, 3 cr.||DSST Principles of Finance exam (FIN320)||$100||$960|
|International Business, 3 cr.||Study.com BUS120 International Business||$100***||$960|
|Business Systems and Design, 3 cr.||DSST Management Information Systems exam (IT210)||$100||$960|
|Introduction to Marketing, 3 cr.||Saylor Academy BUS203 Introduction to Marketing or CLEP Marketing exam||$25**||$960|
|Human Relations in Administration, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|Operations Management, 3 cr.||Study.com BUS112 Operations Management||$100***||$960|
|Capstone, 3 cr.||NA||NA||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP American Literature||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Analyzing Interpreting Lit||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP English Literature||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP American Government||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Introduction Psychology||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Introduction Sociology||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Western Civilization 1||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Western Civilization 2||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||CLEP Social Science & History||$0*||$960|
|Free Elective:||TEEX Cybersecurity, 6 cr.||$0||$1920|
|Business Concentration or electives, 0-15 credits taken with SNHU online||NA||NA||$4,800|
**Saylor Academy allows for local proctoring $0 or digital proctoring $25. This plan is calculated using digital proctoring, but you may deduct $25 per course if you choose local proctoring.
***Study.com bills by the month ($200) not per course, but allows you to complete 2 courses per month. If you use Study.com, calculate taking 2 courses so the average becomes $100 per course. If that pace is too fast, calculate 1 course as $200.
Important links for Southern New Hampshire University:
Southern New Hampshire University Dual Enrollment (on campus only)
Southern New Hampshire University CLEP Exam Equivalencies use COCE column
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