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Question #91142 posted on 04/08/2018 6:48 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Given that I could take the same class as an online class through BYU or through Independent Study, what differences would there be between the two course options? which would cost less?

-Mr. Morton

A:

Dear person,

If you take an online class through BYU, it will last one semester. If you have more than 12 credit hours in total (including the online class), you will pay $2730 and if you are taking 9-11.5, you will pay $2594. However, if you are taking less than 8.5 credit hours, you will pay $286 per credit hour.

If you take an online class through Independent Study, you will have one year to complete it. The cost will be $188 per credit hour no matter how many credit hours you take.

-Sheebs

posted on 04/08/2018 10:41 p.m.
Also, BYU scholarships can only be used for BYU online classes, not independent study classes. So if you have a scholarship, Independent Study courses won't count towards the minimum 14 credit hour requirement, and your scholarship won't cover the cost of IS classes.

-Adelaide