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Next Application Deadline:
Friday, July 19

Next term: August 2024

Accredited degrees & certifications.
An innovative approach.
Advancement for your career.

We believe you deserve a degree program that fits in your life.

Degree Forward is a nonprofit that partners with Southern New Hampshire University and career partners to offer online and in-person degree and certification opportunities with personalized coaching support.

What we offer


SNHU's online curriculum is self paced and project-based - work anytime, anywhere and advance as fast as you work.

Affordable degrees

$2,332 / term for unlimited credits, before financial aid.
No books & no extra fees.

Personalized coaching

Our dedicated coaches support you every step of the way, providing both academic support and personalized career guidance.

Transferable credits

Started college but didn't finish? Bring your credits with you and save time towards graduation.

No tests, finals, or lectures

Complete projects based on real-life assignments designed to teach useful professional skills.

Free study space

Chat with advisors, work on assignments, and meet your peers at a central in-person open study location.

As featured in

College degree in one year and for just $7,000? It’s possible

Christina Dixon, 62, has always wanted to get her bachelor’s degree. Now the Detroit resident thinks this is the perfect time to do it, thanks to a new program in the city called Degree Forward... Read more

Local Education Leader, Entrepreneur Launches Detroit’s Hybrid College

Degree Forward announced today that it is launching Detroit’s first hybrid college under the direction of Detroit education leader and entrepreneur, Danielle North... Read more

Hybrid college degree completion program launches in Detroit

A newly formed nonprofit organization in Detroit is partnering with Southern New Hampshire University to create a pathway for working adults in Southeast Michigan to obtain a college degree without... Read more

Flashpoint Interview: Education leaders discuss accelerated, affordable college degree program

A college degree in one year for only $7,000? That seems way too good to be true -- but it’s not. Flashpoint host Devin Scillian sat down with Danielle North... Watch now

As featured in

"College degree in one year and for just $7,000? It’s possible."
"Students receive a high-quality, real-world learning experience that prepares them for a meaningful career."
"It's a serious offer."
- Devin Scillian, Flashpoint
"A pathway for working adults to obtain a college degree without stepping foot inside a classroom."

Transparent and affordable tuition

  • No books, no extra fees, no surprises
  • $2,332 / term for unlimited credits, before financial aid

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Message from the CEO

Our state is full of talented, and motivated individuals who desire to fulfill their dream of college completion. At Degree Forward, we have the distinctive charge to provide a unique opportunity for those degree-seekers. Now, with our expanded mission to provide a virtual and physical hub of opportunity for Michiganders to attain degrees, certifications, and career advancement, our charge is even greater.

As a first generation college graduate, and former college stopout, I understand the challenges many adults face balancing earning a living with the pursuit of higher education. Fortunately, our one on one coaching support, team of dedicated staff members, and the successes of our recent graduates, are all demonstrations that it is possible to reach the finish line with our program. I look forward to witnessing you walk across that stage. Your time is now!

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Application deadline: Friday, July 19

Term starts: Monday, August 19

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