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For more than 25 years, CSU has helped adult learners achieve their academic goals by providing the strongest online degree programs at an affordable rate. Carefully designed and taught by professors who are experts within their respective fields, CSU's courses couple real-world experience with the latest industry best practices to give students the edge they need in a competitive job market.

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Giving our students the flexibility they need to fit education into their busy schedules is at the core of our mission. Our courses are designed to accommodate working professionals, moms, dads, and anyone else who is balancing school with other life commitments.

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Start anytime with LifePace Learning®. Progress through your course in as early as four weeks or as long as 10 weeks.

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Complete assignments at your own pace while working within set course start and end dates. A term lasts approximately nine weeks.

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Available to students using VA educational benefits, this option combines the freedom of working at your own pace with the structure of set start and end dates.

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Federal Student Aid and VA funding is unavailable for students who enroll in the LifePace Learning® option. Federal Student Aid is unavailable for students who enroll in Veterans Flexible Enrollment.

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