Elizabeth - I'm so sorry that happened to your husband, losing a job is one of the worst things
I hope things start to get better for you soon.
Well, hubby is at least talking about it now. He had a very apologetic phone call from a really nice guy at the college, explaining that they were bound by state law to only accept certain qualifications for this course, and they could get their licence revoked if they let anyone in without the correct paperwork. They also took full responisbility for the mix-up and told him that certain people would be disciplined about the whole mess. They have decided that dh's existing qualifications are equal to an Associates degree - but don't offer an Associates-Masters program. They have offered him the opportunity to do an accelerated Bachelors, and then do the Masters after that, so dh has some decisions to make. It looks like it's going to cost us twice as much though, and take twice as long. We've never been in debt in our lives (apart from our mortgage), and I don't know about you guys, but a $50,000 student loan sounds VERY scary to me, and way too expensive (especially as the whole point of this is so he can downsize from a very high-stress job into a lower-stress, but lesser paid one!). I know he could get cheaper tuition if he could find time to actually attend a college, but at the moment, with all his business travelling and quirky work hours, the more expensive internet option seems like the only option
He is also somewhat unwilling to spend weeks searching round for cheaper options.
Anyway, he's giving this guy a call this morning to make a decision...