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Golden Gate  University

A $0 degree. And not just for scholarship recipients.

Apply for the Outlier.org x Golden Gate University Full Ride Scholarship

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Degree features


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Approximate length

2 years

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Commuting costs


Think you can’t afford college? Think again.

For years, federal Pell Grants have helped students pay for their degree. There’s just one problem: college costs have skyrocketed while grant amounts have stagnated. That’s left college out of reach for generations of students.

Not anymore. That’s why Outlier.org partnered with Golden Gate University (GGU) to create Degrees+. Finally, you can get a high-quality degree at no cost to you with tuition that’s purposefully priced to maximize financial aid and education benefits. In fact, for 56% of Americans, Degrees+ tuition could be fully funded by Pell Grants alone.*

The best part? Everything’s included. No hidden fees. No expensive textbooks. Just the education you deserve—without the nonsense.

In as little as 19 months, you can earn your associate degree and a job-ready certificate to level up your career. Plus, it’s designed to fit your busy life with 100% online courses available 24/7.

* Source: NCES IPEDS, Student Financial Aid 2020-21

Ways to get your degree fully funded:

Start with a ridiculously affordable program like Degrees+. Then...

  1. Apply for the Outlier.org x Golden Gate University Full Ride Scholarship
  2. Apply for federal financial aid
  3. Take advantage of employer benefits
  4. Use your military benefits
See if qualify

All-inclusive. Totally transparent.

  • No No textbooks to buy
  • No No tech or lab fees
  • No No subscriptions
  • No No hidden fees

Find your degree

Choose from 3 programs in popular majors to achieve your academic and career goals.

Built-in Career Certificates

Develop in-demand skills that you can put to work. With each associate degree, you’ll also earn a career certificate of your choice within your first year— to help you land your dream job sooner.

  • Career
    certificate by

    Project Management

    Discover how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, using traditional and agile methods.

    $73,000+ Median salary in project management

    Source: Burning Glass

  • Career
    certificate by

    Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    Build your foundation in global cybersecurity and learn how to use IBM software to solve complex security problems.

    $102,000+ Median pay for info security analysts

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Career
    certificate by

    Front-End Development

    Learn how to build beautiful websites as a career, from coding interactive pages and creating page layouts to preparing for technical interviews.

    $104,000+ Average salary for front-end developer jobs

    Source: Glassdoor

  • Career
    certificate by

    Back-End Development

    Learn in-demand programming skills, like Python Syntax and MySQL, and how to confidently use code to solve problems.

    $119,000+ Average salary in back-end developer jobs

    Source: Glassdoor

  • Career
    certificate by

    IT Support

    Learn the foundations of networking and operating systems or how to solve problems using code.

    $52,000+ Median salary in IT support

    Source: Burning Glass

  • Career
    certificate by

    Sales Operations

    Learn the fundamentals of Customer Relationship Management and how to effectively leverage data through reports and dashboards.

    $72,000+ Average salary for sales operations specialists

    Source: Glassdoor

  • Career
    certificate by

    Data Analytics

    Learn job-ready skills that are in demand, like how to analyze and process data to gain key business insights.

    $74,000+ Median salary in data analytics

    Source: Burning Glass

  • Career
    certificate by

    Sales Representative

    Learn how to generate and nurture leads, then analyze the effectiveness of your sales tactics and customer service with data reporting.

    $66,000+ Average salary for sales representatives

    Source: Glassdoor

  • Career
    certificate by

    UX Design

    Learn the foundations of UX design, including empathizing with users, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.

    $92,000+ Median salary in UX design

    Source: Burning Glass

  • Career
    certificate by

    Social Media Marketing

    Learn how to grow an engaging social community and run effective advertising across all the major social media platforms.

    $50,000+ Average salary in social media marketing

    Source: Glassdoor

  • Career
    certificate by

    Digital Marketing & E-Commerce

    Learn to manage digital marketing campaigns, attract and engage customers, and sell products online.

    $51,000+ Median salary in digital marketing and
    Source: Burning Glass

  • Career
    certificate by


    Learn how to work through the phases of the accounting cycle to produce financial statements that inform key business decisions.

    $41,000+ Median salary in bookkeeping

    Source: Glassdoor

FAFSA - US Department of Education Federal Aid

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Your degree is closer than you think

  • Employer Benefits

  • Transfer Credits

  • Military Benefits

Frequently asked questions

  • To be eligible for the Outlier.org x Golden Gate University Full Ride Scholarship, you must:

    1. Be a current Degrees+ student or a Degrees+ applicant
    2. Submit your application to the Degrees+ program by July 31, 2023
    3. Demonstrate financial need, academic merit, commitment, and persistence via your Degrees+ application
    4. Meet eligibility requirements for the Degrees+ program

    Terms and conditions apply.

  • Simply submit the short form at the top of this page, and complete your Degrees+ application. That’s it!

  • Outlier.org is offering a full-tuition scholarship to one Degrees+ applicant or student based on merit, need, and how they best demonstrate persistence and commitment.

    All applicants are considered equally without regard to financial aid eligibility or status in the Degrees+ program.

  • Yes, we’re serious about seriously affordable education. That’s why Degrees+ is purposefully priced at just $4,470/year. With tuition this low, it opens up 3 paths to fully funded college:

    1. 1. Federal financial aid (including Pell Grants available to those who qualify)
    2. 2. Employer education benefits (including Guild and Amazon Career Choice)
    3. 3. Military education benefits (including the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program)

    If you’re eligible for any of these benefits, you could earn your degree through Degrees+ and pay $0 out of pocket.

    Plus, Degrees+ tuition includes everything you need. No textbooks. No hidden fees. No nonsense. Because we believe the true cost of college should be transparent and planning for college should be simple.

    So far, we’ve saved our students millions of dollars in tuition fees. Let’s see how much we can save you!

  • Yes, we encourage all students to file the FAFSA. Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify, there’s no harm in trying. Find out how.

  • We *strongly* encourage you to submit the FAFSA before or while you apply to guarantee that GGU receives it in time. You can expect a response to your application within 10 days, so don’t wait to fill it out. Learn more.

  • Golden Gate University’s school code is 001205. This will ensure GGU receives your application for financial aid.

  • We proudly welcome international students into our programs. Unfortunately, they’re not eligible for financial aid.

  • We offer 3 associate degree programs in popular majors: Applied Computing (AS), Business Administration (AA), and Liberal Studies (AA). Learn more about each program here.