Legacy International Academy
The Academy is a California non-profit, tax-exempt educational institution created to provide high quality courses that are inexpensive and can be accepted for credit toward academic degrees through the British accredited -- Heritage International University. (See http://heritage-international.university)
All courses are distance learning, interdisciplinary and take an "individual option" approach in terms of subject matter. The Academy's total charge is $2,500.00 for academic courses or a full degree equivalent that are completed.
Tuition refunds for students who withdraw early will be refunded as follows:
One month after full acceptance and payment of tuition: 100%
Three months after full acceptance and payment of tuition: 50%
Six months after full acceptance and payment of tuition: 25%
After seven months, there is no refund.
No degree is awarded by the Academy -- only a letter of completion and a transcript of courses. For this reason, the Academy has a working relationship with Heritage International University. The Academy has a signed agreement with the University. According to this agreement, the Hertiage will accept each student's work that is certified by the Academy to be equivalent or equal to college credit. The Academy, although legally separate, and independent of the university, is supervised by some of the officers of the University to ensure courses are of the highest educational quality expected of an accredited institution. In other words, what a person earns through Legacy International Academy can be transferred and are guaranteed to be accepted by Heritage. A student at Legacy, who completes the academic coursework required by the University, can achieve an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree equivalent, which means it is equal to, or superior in some cases, to a traditional degree from an accredited college or university. However, a student is not required to transfer their work to the University or anyone else. They are completely free to go no further than what they accomplish through the Academy.
For more information on the Universtiy, see their website for at http://www.heritage-international.university. $2,500.00 charge or fee is in tune with the Academy's commitment to provide high quality courses that are inexpensive. Comparing tuition charges throughout the United States from other academic institutions, this is a tremendous bargain. Note the following survey results:
According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. (What's the Price Tag for a College Education?; 2019: https://www.collegedata.com/en/pay-your-way/college-sticker-shock/how-much-does-college-cost/whats-the-price-tag-for-a-college-education)
The Academy's charge is cost/effective; that is, a one time fee of $2,500.00 compared to about $10,000.00 a year in most universities is a real bargain. If the student wishes to go further, or merely have their credit recognized as accredited, they can for $100.00 transfer what they have earned to the University.
Heritage International University grants all levels of academic attainment through distance learning. A distance learning associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral level achievement is identical or the same as holding a regular traditional or campus degree, which is rapidly being acknowledged and recognized in the academic world. That is, an online accomplishment of this type is of the same educational value or status. (See "Why Heritage International University" at https://heritage-international.university/id28.htm) In our case, for both for the Academy and the University, this is partly because the teaching methods used are equal to or superior to those used in most traditional colleges and universities worldwide. (See "Superior Educational Methods are Employed" at https://heritage-international.university) Heritage can certify high quality, not just because of accreditation, but also because of the checks and balances that are employed to assure the high standards expected of an accredited university are met with every student. In other words, what a student receives, he has earned and is absolutely worthy of. (See "Standards: Quality Control and Assurances" at https://heritage-international.university/id26.htm)
Heritage is an accredited institution by the British Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) (See https://www.asic.org.uk) The University is also a "Fully-Accredited Member of the International Association for Distance Learning." (See http://www.iadl.org.uk) Two outside objective evaluations demonstrate that Heritage is at least equal to, if not superior to, traditional on-campus colleges or universities. Students of the Academy are encouraged to transfer their "degree equivalent" coursework from Legacy to the University for a higher recognition for their work.
Legacy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin related to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded and made available to applicants or students at the school. I understand that the Academy gives preference in Admission to those students who demonstrate a high potential for success in completing the desired program through self-motivated study.
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