University of the People is the first in the world to be an online, tuition-free university! The non-profit’s purpose is to provide an accredited choice for higher education for those otherwise not able to attend a brick and mortar school. UoPeople offers two Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. Their accreditation is provided by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) since the first quarter of 2014. The university, located in Pasadena, California, provides a free tuition to hundreds around the world.
Students are responsible for paying a registration fee determined by income and country of residence, ranging from $10 to $50 and a $100 adminstration fee for each exam taken per student. An Associates degree requires 20 exams and 40 exams to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. If you can’t pay, scholarships are available to apply to pay for these costs.