hello everyone first post here on daniweb, i have been reading through the forums for a few weeks now. I have been looking through my options for different colleges. i live in lake havasu city az.
A. we have our community college here which offers two cis associates degrees. one of which transfers directly over to NAU northern arizona university. this option would obviously be a little cheaper then the other but i am concerned after reading many posts on various forums that some colleges wont hold the accreditation to some employers needs and wants so in the end my degree could end up being a waste, i couldnt find any information from graduates on the two colleges.
b. i looked into the university of phoenix the program seems pretty good although i have seen many people talking badly about UoP and i also have seen good things. Again im not sure about the accreditation to employers of this college. at the same time both of my options are both regionally accredited colleges but this seems to not have mattered to some employers from stories i have read.
For financial aid my efc is 0 i get full pell grants 53xx dollars and stafford loans. my community college would be paid for in full and some left over with just the pell grant. at UoP 53xx would be paid for and a remainder of 3500 would be left over for each school year. my intentions would be to continue working but reduce my hours to part time and pay for the 3500 each year by the time the next school year rolled around.
any advice will be greatly appreciated and if either of my two options dont seem to sound then possibly you guys know of a college i could look into.