How it works

Degree Forward creates a pathway for your education journey.
Southern New Hampshire University provides the degree.  
Together we help you complete your college degree in a uniquely fast, affordable, and supportive way.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution. Founded in 1932 and based in Manchester, NH, SNHU is a leader in high-quality online education.

  • Bachelor's and Associate degrees across high-demand industry specialties
  • Project-based curriculum with practical real-world assignments
  • Low-cost tuition at a nonprofit private university

Degree Forward is a nonprofit organization located in Detroit that provides coaching and wraparound supports to local students enrolled in online SNHU programs.

  • Direct support starting at enrollment through academics and career preparedness
  • Degree Forward in-person study space located in downtown Detroit
  • Special access to SNHU's project-based curriculum

How to get started

Step 1: Connect

Submit your enrollment interest form to get connected with a Degree Forward coach. Your coach will help you explore if Degree Forward is right for you, and which degree program is the best fit.

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Step 2: Enroll

We’ll send you a link to our exclusive SNHU degree program application (this is not the application you find at It takes about 20 minutes to complete.

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Step 3: Financial aid

Once your application is submitted, your Degree Forward coach will walk you through the financial aid process or setting up a payment plan, as well as any paperwork requested by the college.

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Step 4: Earn credits

Begin completing projects towards your degree, working online on your schedule with support from your Degree Forward coach.

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