City Vision - Qualifi - Saylor Academy
$5,000 Bachelors Degree Pathway
Saylor Academy has partnered with Qualifi, a UK Awarding Organization, and City Vision University, an accredited online university based in Kansas City, Missouri, to increase global access to higher education by providing a two-year degree pathway to students for under $2,000 and a four-year degree pathway for under $5,000.
This unique partnership creates a path for students to access the free independent-study content provided by Saylor Academy, have it endorsed by a regulated United Kingdom Awarding Organization, take a third year from that Awarding Organization, and then transfer all their credits to City Vision University for a final year degree completion program.
Qualifi has agreed to endorse the first two years provided by Saylor Academy, convert them into an Ofqual regulated program with recognition through the European Qualifications Framework and NARIC, and issue a Qualifi Certificate for each successful year. Students may then complete their third year through Qualifi’s Level 5 in Business or Health and Social Care, achieving three years of an undergraduate degree. For their final year, students can then transfer their work to City Vision University for a degree completion program through instructor-led online courses.
Degree Path (Summary)
|Associate’s Degree Cost|
|Saylor Academy Proctoring Fees (See Proctoring Information Below)||$375|
|Qualifi Credit Endorsement and Transcript Fee||$100|
|City Vision Tuition: 5 Associate's Degree Courses||$1,300|
|Total Two Year Cost of Associate's Degree||$1,775|
|Bachelor’s Degree Cost|
|Cost of Associate's Degree||$1,775|
|Qualifi tuition & accreditation + Athena support for Year 3||$800|
|Saylor Academy Proctoring Fees in Year 4||$125|
|City Vision Tuition for 5 Courses in Year 4||$2,000|
|Total Four Year Cost of Bachelor's Degree||$4,700|
Accreditation & Financial Aid
City Vision is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the US Department of Education and CHEA. Qualifying students in the US may receive federal financial aid for any courses taken with City Vision, including Pell Grants and federal student loans as well as VA benefits.
Order of Course Work
Students can begin the Saylor Academy coursework listed below and then later register with Qualifi and/or City Vision University when they are near completion of the Saylor Academy requirements and ready to transfer.
To earn credit for each Saylor Academy course in this program, your final exam must be proctored (that is, your attempt must be monitored or invigilated). Our approved proctoring service is a company called ProctorU. You will be able to take the exam in a secure, quiet place with a dependable network connection; people most often take the exam at home. Each attempt will cost $25 USD (this fee is assessed by ProctorU and may be subject to change).
Complete steps for scheduling and taking an exam with ProctorU are available in our Help Center. The video "Online Proctoring: How it works" from ProctorU will also help you better understand the proctoring process.
Degree Pathway (Detail)
Associates Degree Track
YEAR TWO -- 5 Courses via Saylor/Qualifi and 5 Courses at City Vision UniversitySaylor Academy courses
City Vision courses to complete Associates Degree:
Work, Vocation and Calling
High Tech Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
Bachelors Degree Track
YEAR FOUR -- Students will take 5 instructor-led courses at City Vision University and 5 self-paced courses at Saylor Academy:Saylor Academy courses
City Vision courses
Accounting Principles I
Accounting Principles II
+ 2 Business/Technology Electives.
To find out more and enroll, watch the video below from Dr. Andrew Sears of City Vision University and visit http://web.cityvision.edu/saylor-qualifi/