College Affordability Resources

Affordable Colleges Online

The following guide gives prospective and current students a comprehensive look into a construction management degree. This in-depth guide details degree levels, degree requirements and career opportunities for graduates at any degree level. You can find more information about our online construction management degrees and programs guide here:

College Affordability Guide

Our Mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.

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Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2017

Finding the most affordable online colleges comes down to looking for the best value, not just the lowest cost. You want to get what you pay for and then some, especially given that any degree is a two or four-year investment.

Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)

CISCO’s long-standing Scholarship Program offers 4-year scholarships for high school seniors who are planning on attending a 4-year university or college.  The other two categories are for seniors who plan on attending a two-year community college, and for building trade or contractor employees who are returning to school for continuing education purposes. Applications are due February 17, 2017.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. Current and retired members, spouses and children who have been accepted to a university, community college, or technical school can apply for a one-time award ranging between $500-$4,000 (100+ awarded in 2016).

Chicago Federation of Labor William A. Lee Scholarship Program

The Chicago Federation of Labor will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors, valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and five winners of the Random Drawing. The funds may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Applications must be submitted between January 1-March 1.

ASIP Local 150

The Apprenticeship program is currently accepting applications for the Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal/Well Driller, and our Building and Construction Inspector (Field Inspector) Programs. Applications may be completed online through our web interface. Apply Now or Continue a Saved Application. Alternatively, paper applications may be obtained at the Apprenticeship Office, or requested at any of our District Offices for a non-refundable fee of $25.00 (Money Order Only).