When it comes to anyone choosing a school to further their education, everyone thinks and hopes they make the right decision. When looking at schools weather you’re eighteen or forty you have to factor in many things. Location, how far you want to travel, and if you can be away from your family. Cost, how much you can afford if you’re eligible for financial aid or if you can receive loans, any discounts in tuition. Whether you want to go to a campus, or try online courses. In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the differences between two well-known Universities, Ashford University and The University of Phoenix.
One of the major things that you want to look for when choosing a school is if they offer the major you want for your associate’s degree. Both schools have good choices of majors, Ashford University gives you the selection of four choices, Arts of Business, Early Childhood Education, Military Studies, and Organizational Management. The University of Phoenix offers Information of Technology, Foundations of business, and Criminal Justice. You also have to look at how each school accepts credits and which ones they will accept of yours, if you have any.
Another thing that every prospering student must look at is the cost. Both Universities have great tuition costs for Military and their families. The cost for military if you choose Ashford University would be $250. 00 per credit and about $300. 00 in fees, and you receive free materials which can always become a little costly. The University of Phoenix costs, $750. 00 per course which adds up to be about the same. Nonmilitary families who choose to attend Ashford University pay $390. 00 per credit and have about $2000. 00 in fees; you also have to pay for your materials.
The University of Phoenix costs $380. 00 per credit and charges about $85. 00 per course for materials. You also have to factor in the fees for their University. Both Universities offer an online program and a campus program. Although Ashford University offers a good selection of sports so students can be active had be considered a part of a team. The Ashford Saints offers both men’s and women’s cross country and track, bowling, basketball, golf soccer and tennis they have women’s volleyball and softball and men’s baseball.
Even though the University of Phoenix does not offer any athletics, they mainly focus on the pure education of their students. When choosing your school, another big thing is location. Ashford University is located in Clinton Iowa. The University of Phoenix is located in forty two of our states which make it very convenient. Now a lot of students find it easier to take online classes, you can get up and go and take your work literally anywhere there is internet access. Online classes are very good for working students with a limited schedule.
You can spend an as long as you can every day on your work, compared to sitting in a class room for 3 hours at a time, two to three times a week. Now that I told you a little about the two universities I hope I gave you some insight on how to start your journey to choose a college. I showed you how to compare tuition costs and how to get certain financial aid. Whether you want to go to school online or rather go to a campus setting. How the importance of the location is for you, can you handle being father away from home or stay very close.
Since you read about all these different things that these two Universities have to offer, ask yourself the question. What University is right for you? Resources: http://www. military. ashford. edu/financial. htm http://www. ashford. edu/online/finance/costs. php http://www. phoenix. edu/tuition_and_financial_options/tuition_and_fees. html http://www. phoenix. edu/colleges_divisions/military/military-financial-options. html http://www. phoenix. edu/campus-locations. html