Devin Scillian: Detroit program offers college education for $7,000 per year

This program isn’t for everyone, but it will be worth a look for quite a few prospective students

I’ll be honest. I was pretty dubious when Doug Ross first started telling me about a college degree program that not only would run at the desired speed of the student but would also cost just $7,000 a year.

DETROIT – I’ll be honest. I was pretty dubious when Doug Ross first started telling me about a college degree program that not only would run at the desired speed of the student but would also cost just $7,000 a year.

What used to be a four-year experience has, for many, turned into a five-year trip toward a bachelor’s degree, and we’ve long chronicled the rise in tuition costs. (“Yeah, it’s going to take you an extra year, but at least it’s going to cost more, too!”)

So for those who want and need a different way, Degree Forward has found several sweet spots. The students with whom I spoke to are in a hurry; time is money, and they don’t have an abundance of either.

It was also interesting to meet people in their forties who are finding reasons to get that college degree, reasons that have less to do with the mere accomplishment of it and more to do with the nuts and bolts of career and salary advancement.

This program isn’t for everyone, but it will be worth a look for quite a few prospective students. Here’s the link to Degree Forward, and please note that applications for the next term are due by June 3rd.


About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.