The World is Your Campus
Adult Degree Programs & Online Adult Education
Earn Your Degree Anywhere
Take your classes with you, wherever your life goes. The flexible online format, apps, and supportive community let you fit school into your busy day.
Study Something You Love
You’re sure to find something to fulfill your passion with a choice of more than 60 degree programs. History, psychology, education, entrepreneurship, and so much more are available for you to pursue.
A Unique Class Structure
Classes are taken one at a time, and each undergraduate class takes only 5 weeks while graduate courses are 6 weeks each. Get started on your degree now and see how it can fit into your schedule.
Support Every Step of the Way
Rely on members of your Core Support Team for academic and financial guidance, as well as for cheering you on as you move through your education journey.
Employer Tuition Assistance Programs
If your employer offers benefits, such as tuition assistance or direct bill, you’ll get the help you need from Ashford to apply that reimbursement toward your education. Ask your employer to help you achieve your higher education goals.
With a tuition reimbursement plan, your tuition payment is deferred a maximum of 90 days after each course start date, regardless of when you receive disbursement from your employer. You can also choose from a variety of different payment options to fund your degree program:
- Cash Plan
- Direct Bill Plan (Third Party Billing)
- Military Benefits
- Financial Aid
Start by speaking with your assigned Enrollment Services Advisor who will answer any questions you may have.
College Credit for Life & Work Experience
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Ashford University’s Prior Learning Assessment team will review the following to see if your experience translates into college credit.
- Work and life experience
- Professional development
- Continuing education
Prior learning can be assessed by providing documentation of training content, hours, and a summarization of learning outcomes and application to an Ashford program. You may apply up to 30 PLA credits toward degree completion for your Bachelor of Arts program and up to 15 PLA credits toward an Associate of Arts program.
Credits from National Testing Programs & National Credit Recommendation Services
In addition to PLA credits, Ashford will assess nontraditional credit earned from:
- Advanced Placement
- International Baccalaureate
Speak to an Enrollment Services Advisor today to see how to apply your credits.
Personal Development Resources
As a working adult, you seek ways to grow and to develop. At Ashford, you can soar to greater heights with the engaging curricula, but there are additional resources for development outside of the classroom.
Ashford’s career services department is a resource for students and alumni to use when looking for a new job or looking for professional tips for success. Your success and personal advancement is important so take advantage of these services available to you.
Ashford hosts student and alumni networking events all over the country to cultivate relationships between students, alumni, and faculty. These events are also designed to give attendees exposure to professional development sessions.