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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Homeschooling for College Credit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (online)

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Rack Rate Tuition: $49,530 ($390 per credit x 127 credits)

Resourcefully Planned: $41,340 (21 credits in homeschool at $0,  106 cr. taken through Embry-Riddle online once enrolled)


Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Note:  Embry-Riddle has high school curriculum admissions requirements here.

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: Embry-Riddle specifically asks for an unweighted GPA.  If your teen earns dual-enrollment credit, use a standard 4.0 scale on their transcript.

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:  $49,530

Resourcefully Planned:  $41,540

$200 spent throughout high school for the first 21 credits. 

The remaining  106 credits will cost $41,340 at ERAU. (apply for scholarships)

Saved by Homeschooling for College Credit:  $8,190


How to avoid student loan debt

  1. 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.
  2. Apply for Federal work-study, grants, and use savings/cash to cover the balance of tuition once they’re an enrolled student.
  3. For every $100 of tuition you have outstanding, apply for 1 scholarship.  (example: $2,000 tuition = apply for 20 scholarships)

Cost Map for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (01/2019)

Requirement Homeschooling for College Credit Approximate Cost when taken during homeschool Costs when taken through ERAU
MATH241 & MATH242, 8 cr. AP Calculus BC

Calculus & Analytical Geometry, 8 cr. (score of 4 for MATH241, score of 5 for MATH241 & 242)

$100 $3,120
PHY150. 4 cr. Physics 1 for Engineers

AP Physics C Mechanics (score of 4)

$100 $1,560
Humanities lower level elective, 3 cr. CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature $0* $1,170
Humanities upper-level elective, 3 cr. CLEP English Literature $0* $1,170
Social Science lower level elective, 3 cr. CLEP U.S. History 1 $0* $1,170
Courses at ERAU NA $41,540 $41,340
$41,540 $49,530

*Modern States is currently awarding vouchers to cover CLEP exam fees as well as testing center fees.  You can obtain a free voucher through their website. 


Important links for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

AP Exams accepted at ERAU

CLEP and DSST exams accepted at ERAU

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