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USA, AND HIGHER EDUCATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Low cost US education.

Education system in USA is largely diversified and decentralised. N.G.O.s, local and institutional authorities, and state governments have major roles as it is largely independent from Federal Government regulations. There are big and small institutions, private and government, religiously affiliated and secular, rural, and urban.

Postsecondary education in the U.S.A. includes non-degree programs like certificates and  diplomas, and degrees; associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. There are wide range of courses and fields of studies available to choose from, based on the current and previous qualification/s and future plan of the applicant.

Two-year and four-year colleges – Low cost US education

Those who wish to study in a U.S. institution for an undergraduate qualification can even choose to start with a college transfer pathway program to make it more cost effective (tuition fees charged is below $10,000 per year) and that too with an option of exiting with an associate degree after the 2 years of college studies. Those who wish to take a break and work for an year (2+1) are allowed under the optional practical curriculum, popularly known as OPT.

The colleges offering 2-year degree courses have close relations and agreements with 4-year colleges and universities for credit transfer. Associate degrees are accepted qualified for entry to the third year of the 4-year bachelor degree course, directly.

Earning a US bachelor’s degree : 2+1+2+1

Students after graduating with an associate degree from a community college can look for job and work for at least one year under Optional Practical Training (OPT). Then progress on to a 4 year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in the next two years. Students can look  for a job and work  again under OPT . Moreover those who earn a degree in a  STEM subject is considered eligible to work for longer period under OPT – up to 3 years.

Bachelor of Applied Science degree B.A.S. ( Low cost US education)

Compared with traditional bachelor’s degrees, B.A.S. incorporate more applied, hands-on learning focused on a particular industry and include strong internship components making enabling students to graduate, 100% ready for employment. U.S. community colleges offer Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) courses in various subjects and  fields that also includes technical courses in robotics, geographic information systems, internet and computer technologies, laser optics, biomedical technology,  and biotechnology.

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