Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/29/12


New story covering the approach taken by New Charter University, a private sector online school. The model combines elements of Western Governors University's competency model with affordable tuition. In fact, the tuition is "$796 per semester, or $199 a month, for as many classes as they can finish." According to the founder, Gene Wade, avoiding the loan system is important due to "financial-aid regulatory problems that arise with self-paced models that aren't based on seat time."

AuthorKeith Blakeman