Tuition-free for everyone - let's open gates

by University of the People

Summary

Today, many millions of people cannot access higher education due to financial, availability, or societal constraints. Tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. There is an online tuition-free solution - University of the People. Launched in 2009, UoPeople overcomes barriers to education to 1500+. UoPeople needs your help to educate more students.
$15,766
total raised
70
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Millions of people are constrained from accessing higher education because of seating availability limitations, as well as financial, geographic, societal or personal constraints. UoPeople has successfully developed a solution to this problem. In only about three years, UoPeople has admitted more than 1500 students from 135 countries and garnered support from top academics. However, UoPeople can and should do more to open the gates even wider.

Solution

The non-profit UoPeople has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education and provides tuition-free quality education entirely online. This feat was made possible by coupling open educational resources, free-use open source technology, peer to peer learning with instructor oversight, and the assistance of volunteers. We are already doing much, and yet, so many more students are applying in need of tuition-free education. We can help them - with your support.

Long-Term Impact

Many of our existing students provide feedback on the life-changing experience of attaining the education they desperately needed. For example, Sebukware, who survived the Rwandan genocide, but lost his father, their land, and their livelihood. He is now a student at UoPeople - Sebukware was given his chance. First it's the improvement of an individual, then a better community, country, and ultimately, the world. It all starts with opening doors to higher education for those otherwise denied.

Resources

University of the People

Organization Information

University of the People

Location: Pasadena, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.uopeople.org
University of the People
Project Leader:
Bev Myers
Pasadena, California United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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