The University of Wisconsin System is looking at two options for working adults hoping to finish college degrees. It's all through its new Flexible Option program. The Flexible Option program allows students to earn credit by demonstrating knowledge on tests.
The first option is an all-you-can-learn in a three-month term for $2,250. Education leaders say it would include access to financial aid, advising, tutoring and other support services.
The second option would be an assessment to earn college credits. It would not include financial aid or student services. The price for that has not yet been set.
UW-Marathon County Campus Dean Keith Montgomery says the flexible degree option is beneficial for many of the non-traditional adults, "it allows them to take the classes and the courses they need to succeed and get that degree. It also helps us here in Wisconsin build to that degree gap and get college degrees in more hands."
The Flexible Option program allows students to earn credit by knowledge that may come from on-the-job training, military experience or coursework.