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

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Salt Lake City, UT

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

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.

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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