We value our relationships with the many business partners and employers who actively support their employees' learning goals through tuition assistance and direct billing. We'd like to support you in kind by providing this how-to guide to help you navigate the differences in FlexPath versus credit-hour coursework billing.
Credit-hour learning is based on courseroom hours (hours a student spends in their courseroom converted into credit hour), whereas FlexPath is considered a direct assessment model. Unlike credit-hour courses, the direct assessment model evaluates student achievement through demonstration of competencies rather than course seat time.
A significant benefit of FlexPath is it gives students the freedom to learn without being bound to preset class times and weekly deadlines. FlexPath learners have the ability to move at an accelerated pace when they are able, and take additional time when needed. Because letter grades are not assigned in FlexPath and no term length is imposed, the transcript reflects competencies achieved (converted into credit hours for your ease).
*Books, supplies and other fees may apply.
Rather than focusing on paying for individual courses, employers should check that at least one course is completed each billing session.
We've designed the FlexPath invoice to streamline billing and completed courses in one central location. This makes the subscription-billing process easier to understand for business partners and billing professionals. Key points include:
For direct billing related questions, contact the financial aid contact center at 1.888.227.3552 option 1, then option 6.