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Published: Saturday, Oct. 26 2013 8:40 p.m. MDT

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marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

This program evidences the kind of cooperation the world will need this century. Encouraging.

Denverite
Centennial, CO

Since this article makes it sound like Pathway is $65/hr for an entire bachelor's degree, people should know that at the Pathway rollout in Denver, they said it was $65/hr only for the first 15 hours taken in the first year. After that, it's normal BYU-I prices.

It's possible they have changed it since our rollout, but in case they haven't, this is just a note that after the first year, it may be quite a bit more expensive than people think--though still cheaper than any college in Colorado.

Rexburg Reader
Rexburg, ID

@ Denverite. Actually, the article is correct. If a student completes the Pathway program (Academic Start, which is three semesters) and then matriculates into BYU-Idaho's online degree program, they can continue to pay only $60/per credit hour (less in some locations) through the completion of their bachelor’s degree. Therefore, a Pathway student can get an online bachelor’s degree for under $8000. Online BYU-Idaho students who DON’T go the Pathway route pay approximately $145 per credit hour (I don’t have the exact amount in front of me), which is the same price on-campus BYU-I students pay, which is still incredibly inexpensive compared to most online programs.

Wazzu
Rexburg, ID

@ Denverite, just a quick clarification; the Pathway student tuition stays with the student for the entire degree. The $65/hr does not change if the student finishes their degree online. This has not changed since the Pathway launched 4 years ago. What might have been confusing is that if a student elects to come to campus in Rexburg, then a student would pay the regular tuition rate.

Pathway truly is a blessing for many who cannot afford the financial burden of most online programs.

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