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The Kaplan Commitment

Apr 18, 2011

Kaplan University has introduced a new school trial program called the Kaplan Commitment. Through this program, students can take classes for up to five weeks with no financial obligation. This can be a great way to find out if taking classes and going to school will work for you. Keep reading to learn more about the Kaplan Commitment program.

Who Is it For?

There are a few reasons you might be apprehensive about earning an undergraduate degree. Maybe you have too many time commitments, and feel that you wouldn't be able to devote the time to classes and homework. You might be apprehensive about whether formal education could really help you. Or maybe you just aren't sure if you want to go back to school. The Kaplan Commitment program is targeted at people like you.

Kaplan University says that it understands that nontraditional students don't always have a flexible schedule. You can make your class schedule work with your specific timeframe. If you're a working parent, an adult considering higher education for the first time or a professional who needs additional training, but you aren't sure if you want to commit to spending the time and money on school, the Kaplan Commitment program might be worth checking out.

How Does It Work?

The Kaplan Commitment program works across a 5-week timeframe. During these five weeks, you will attend classes and determine if school is the right choice for you. These first five weeks are referred to as the introductory period. If you decide that you don't want to enroll by the time the introductory period is over, you will be under no financial obligation to Kaplan University, other than a nonrefundable $45 application fee that all applicants must pay. This can allow you to get a feel for being in school without having to worry about paying for it. You can have the flexibility to give Kaplan University a try, even if you aren't totally sure that school is something you really want to do.

If you decide to stay in school after the introductory period, you will be obligated to pay tuition for the rest of your time as a Kaplan University student. Participating in the Commitment program does not exclude you from financial aid benefits or any other privileges enjoyed by students who do not take part in the program.

Will I Get a Degree?

Enrolling in the University through the Commitment program doesn't guarantee that you will earn a degree. However, if you pass your classes and earn the appropriate amount of credits, you will be awarded a degree. Any credits you earn during the introductory period will be counted toward your degree. You can take your classes at a Kaplan University campus in your area, or through Kaplan University's online learning program.


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