eVersity Has Saved Students More Than $1.3 Million in Tuition

The University of Arkansas System eVersity has saved its students more than $1.3 million in tuition since courses began in 2016.

Offering one of the most affordable tuition rates in the country at $175 per credit hour, eVersity is more than $140 less than the national per-credit-hour average. Among more than 160 online bachelor’s degree programs included in a U.S. News annual survey, the average cost totaled nearly $320 per credit hour.

“Keeping tuition low is just one of the many ways we’re making it as easy possible for hardworking adults to get back into college to finish their degrees,” said Michael Moore, Ph.D., chief academic/operating officer at eVersity. “One incredibly low, flat tuition rate helps students budget and understand how much it’s going to cost to finish their degree without having to worry about books and other fees. It’s really an incredible value to obtain a high-quality UA System degree without ever having to visit a campus at one of the nation’s lowest tuition rates.”

According to the U.S. News report, students should be cautious about how tuition and fees are structured. “Are they paying by the credit hour, by the course, are they paying for the whole semester at a time, a flat rate? These are all different ways colleges charge for their courses. Sometimes when you see a by-the-program ‘sticker price,’ that can be a sign that that institution might not be as legitimate as they present themselves to be,” says Lynette M. O’Keefe, director of the Online Learning Consortium’s Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership.

In addition to the remarkably low tuition rate, eVersity students also save money by not paying a fee to apply, never having to buy books and not having to worry about an array of fees that are typically tacked on to tuition rates at other institutions.

“I would say that eVersity is really the best decision that I ever made to go ahead and finish my bachelor’s degree,” said Sarah Stashuk, an eVersity graduate. “I found that eVersity made it extremely easy for me to do that. They offer amazing customer service supporting their students. They make it much more affordable and simpler to do.”