AS IT HAPPENS. SIGN UP
College for America gives employees nationwide the chance to earn a college degree at a fraction of the traditional cost, in partnership with their employer.
Our fully-accredited & transferable degree was developed by the nonprofit Southern New Hampshire University to be radically affordable, more accessible for working adults with busy lives, and more accountable for development of skills they need.
Founded with a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/EDUCAUSE grant in 2012, College for America at Southern NH University uses a revolutionary “competency-based” higher education model.
Why is it revolutionary?
College for America is revolutionarily accountable. Students advanced based on what they can demonstrate they know, instead of time logged in a course. In 2013, College for America became the first competency-based college degree program in the country to be approved by the Department of Education for federal financial aid.
College for America is revolutionarily accessible. Because it was built specifically for working learners, the curriculum and support system are all designed with their needs in mind. Students work on interesting, enjoyable projects and learn quickly from the rapid, targeted feedback provided by trained CfA reviewers. Students are assigned an encouraging, live CfA Learning Coach who helps them set pace, process feedback, and meet goals.
College for America is revolutionarily affordable. The program’s unprecedented low cost of $2,500 per year, combined with federal financial aid and employer tuition reimbursements, means that we have virtually eliminated the cost hurdle to attaining a college degree.
Already in place at ConAgra, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, FedEx, McDonalds, and a growing list of employers across the country, College for America is helping employers transform the workforce and – perhaps most exciting – helping workers transform their families’ futures.