Affordable, Flexible, Accessible
Making College Affordable for All
Affordable and Flexible
Your Degree on Your Terms
We know you have big ambitions. You want to make a difference in the world, while giving yourself and your family a better life. You know that an advanced degree will get you closer to your dream job, but that you can’t just drop everything and go back to school. You have financial obligations, time restrictions, and family that needs you.
We get it. We know that everyone’s story is different. Which is why we’ve come up with strategies for making your college education both affordable and doable for new high school graduates, working adults, and those pursuing lifelong learning.
Get a private school education at a public school cost
Unity College undergraduate tuition and fees are so affordable, they rival the cost of attending a public school. For students in hybrid learning or distance education and taking 24 credits a year, the cost of tuition and fees is less than $1000 more than attending a public institution. And, for those who qualify, that amount may be covered by financial aid.
Short terms let you focus on one class at a time
This is especially helpful if you are returning to college while still working full-time. Plus, students who focus on one class at a time retain information better and are more successful academically. Undergraduate terms are 5-weeks and graduate terms are 8-weeks.
- Explore term start dates in Hybrid Learning (online + in-person)
- Explore term start dates in Distance Education (online)
- Explore term start dates at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
Taking one class IS full-time
This means that, if you qualify, you can get federal financial aid to help pay for your studies.
“Taking one course at a time really made it easier for me to ease back into college. Other institutions I was considering had much longer terms, and I would have had to take two classes to qualify for financial aid. That wasn’t the case at Unity.” – Amy N.
Pay just for the classes you take, with no hidden fees!
To make things even more affordable, with Distance Education you only pay for the classes you are taking. A full-time undergraduate student, for example, takes just one five-week course (of three credits). If you are in the military, we have a special rate for you, so it is important to talk to one of our concierges to see if you qualify.
If you are interested in in-person or hybrid learning, you pay just for the services you choose.
If you are interested in a hyflex classroom experience, explore more at TIEP
No tuition increase until 2023 for those in Distance Education
With our tuition guarantee, once you enroll in a bachelor’s or master’s degree with Distance Education, your online college tuition rate is fixed until 2023.
Flexible payment plans
If you need to pay for any of your courses out-of-pocket, you can set up payment plans that work for you.
Increase your earning potential over a lifetime
Did you know that by getting a bachelor’s degree your average lifetime earning potential is 2.3 Million dollars?* Probably the smartest financial move you can make – with the highest return on investment – is in investing in your education.
Bachelor’s degree holders earn 31% more than those with an Associate’s degree, and 84% more than those with just a high school diploma.
Start and stop when it works for you
We understand that sometimes life just gets in the way. You have to take care of a sick parent, need to find a new job, or just need a break from classes. At Unity College, you can pause your studies so you can deal with whatever life throws at you. And, if you have financial aid, it will be put on hold and available to you when you return to classes, no questions asked.
Get your personalized financial plan before you start
Everyone’s financial situation is different. You may have credits from another institution you want to transfer. You may be a veteran or are currently deployed. You may want to accelerate your education to finish sooner. Or, you may want to slow things down and take a break from studying.
We get it. Which is why every student has their own financial plan, taking all the guesswork out of how to make college affordable. So you can focus on learning and not on how to pay for college.
“I am beyond grateful for the help that Unity College’s concierge gave me so I could keep pursuing my dream of higher education. When other colleges told me ‘Sorry, there’s nothing we can do, money problems are your own.’ she helped me find a way.”- Ryan N.