University of the People

The University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. It is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American, accredited, online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople helps high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from college studies…. Courses are delivered online to a group of typically 20-30 students who study the material together under the direction of a faculty member. A bachelor’s degree requires completion of 40 courses. Each nine-week course is based on a curriculum drawn from Open Educational Resources (OER) materials, so there is no textbook or materials cost. The only time a student is asked to pay any amount is at the end of a course. For students who can afford it there is an assessment fee of $120 for an undergraduate course, $200 for a certificate program course or $300 for a graduate-level course. This fee, which is waived if a student warrants that he or she cannot afford it, helps defray the university’s operational costs, allowing UoPeople to remain sustainable and still ultra-low cost.  Click to apply: University of the People: Tuition-Free, Accredited Online College (

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