- A Nigerian lady advised people willing to study abroad to take advantage of the opportunities offered by online learning
- The lady, Grandma Shasha, said the University of the People is completely tuition-free, and the degrees are recognised worldwide
- The University of the People is located in Pasadena, California, and it charges an application fee of about N94k
A lady advised Nigerians to attend a US university that does not charge tuition apart from processing and application fees.
In a TikTok post, she disclosed that degrees and certificates earned from the University of the People are recognised worldwide by employers of labour.
A check on the school's website shows that it does not charge tuition fees but takes a token for processing and application.
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The application fees and processing charges differ for each level of study and some courses. The application and assessment fees range from $100 (N78,000) to $300, which amounts to about N236,000 in today's exchange rate.
How much you will pay at the University of the People
A summary of what it would cost to get an undergraduate degree from the University of the People shows that a student would spend $4,860, which is about N3.8 million.
An associate degree at the University of the People would cost $2,460, a little over N1.9 million.
To get an MBA at the university, a student would pay $3,660, which amounts to N2.8 million. A master's degree in education would cost $3,960 (N3.1 million).
The school is entirely online and is located in Pasadena, California, USA.
University of People is tuition-free
A statement concerning fees at the UoPeople reads:
"At UoPeople there is no cost for instruction, books, or traditional campus costs. Our mission is to make higher education affordable and accessible. Through our unique tuition-free higher education model, we have removed most of the costs for students to attend university. However, to keep our mission alive we do ask for a one-time application fee and minimal assessment fees per course to help fund general university operations and provide excellent services to our students."
Watch Shasha's video below:
Lady gets visa, moves to the UK
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian lady relocated to the UK after getting a visa.
In a video she posted, the lady revealed that she moved to the UK seven months ago.
People congratulated her and also prayed to travel abroad like her.