here is the reply that i sent to your other post. you may find cheaper, you may not find better. i think its more than worth it! i still think its a bargain!
i think you are right about the cost for an out-of-state student. its about $900+ for tuition and fees for a 4 credit science course and about ~ $500 for book, microscope and labpaq. most of the schools who offer online science courses with the lab use labpaqs from hands-on labs, inc. in colorado. they all go for the same price. http://www.labpaq.com/kd-microbiologykit.htm http://www.labpaq.com/600x-microscoe-adjustable-stage
thats going to run you close to $500 no matter where you go.
i see you are from connecticut. at one of your less expensive state universities (wcsu) instate tuition is $360.00 per credit hour plus $50.00 online fee. thats not the out-of-state rate!!
it costs me at least $400 in gasoline just to commute to school in a given semester. the advantage of taking the online science (microbiology) when i want and where i want with an outstanding professor is "priceless." i have kids and work nearly full time. it is worth the extra money to me. i actually bought the digital eye piece for my microscope for $59. it made doing the labs so easy! i could snap a picture of what i was looking at and send it with the lab report. http://www.labpaq.com/usb-digital-mi...eypiece-camera
i am just about finished with my microbiology online course at ocean county college and i think i have an "a" in the bank. time is money to me. i do not have a lot of time. so this really works for me. it is more than worth it! i still love the online microbiology course and highly recommend it! even if you have to pay the out-of-state differential, i think it is worth it. its the best online course i have ever taken!
the second five week has closed. you can still get into the first five weelk that begins may 18th. http://www.ocean.edu/academics/progr...logyonline.htm
still in love with it,
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