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Bastiat Free University

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That means we no longer offer degrees or certificates.
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Bastiat Free University
Learning Achievement Certificates

Seek an education specific to your needs


Seek learning and understanding through your selected professional certificate college achievement program at BFU.

The Bastiat Free University professional certification program is the most structured of your BFU educational options.

A professional achievement certificate will be evidence of five courses in a specific discipline finished within four months. Two of the courses in each college certificate program will be required - the other three will be elective.

Your professional certification will represent a commitment on your behalf to continue acquiring knowledge within your chosen discipline.

BFU is serious about the four month time frame. Consider this a college completion incentive program.

An educational completion rebate is included in the structure of the achievement certificate program. The Initial cost for the 5 course program will be $300.00. If you earn your achievement certification within the four month period - $150.00 of the $300.00 will be refunded.

You will notice this makes your cost considerably less that the regular degree track $15 per unit fee - if you finish the courses within the four months. Five 3 unit courses will cost you $150.00 instead of the 50% more they would have cost separately.

The normal one time registration fee of US$150.00 to handle the university entrance administration will still apply, but as said - it is a once in your BFU experience fee. If that admissions and registration fee increases after you have paid, you will never be billed for any future increases. (for no up front fees see the subscription university information below.)

The college credits earned completing a certificate may also be used in pursuit of a BFU college degree. Certificates you have earned in conjunction with a degree can impart even greater impact to your resume and knowledge.

If you seek several sequential professional certificates, you will be charged the $300.00 each time, and you will receive the $150.00 refund each time an achievement certificate is earned within the four month period. The refund will come in the same envelope with your newly earned Bastiat Free University learning achievement certificate.

You may only pursue one professional achievement certificate at a time.

The first certificate to be offered will be in Entrepreneurship. The two required courses will be the new Entrepreneurial Start-up A and Entrepreneurial Start-up B. they are currently being rewritten. Select and successfully complete any three other courses from the College Of Entrepreneurship and earn, the soon to be coveted:

Bastiat Free University
Entrepreneurial Achievement Certificate

Those of you that wish a structured route to your next college degree might consider earning several consecutive achievement certificates. Once your work pattern is established continue working at the process.

Perhaps the time and content structure thus offered may help you complete your learning goal. We expect to create several achievement certificate programs by early 2008.


If you have recently discovered BFU you will want to review our Bastiat Free University summary page before you head to registration.



Work on the Achievement Certificate program is currently In Progress ---

the certificate program has

Suggest a certificate program such as

  • - International Business
  • - Small Business Operations
  • - History Of Liberty
  • - Internet Communications
  • - Entrepreneurship
  • - Social Entrepreneur ism
  • - Christian Ministry


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your college certification program

Bastiat Free University is proudly unaccredited - and does not intend to seek accreditation. If you wonder why, look at the costs and regulation involved in attending an accredited school. Self directed learners deserve better. If you wish to compare - investigate the quality distance learning professional programs at the accredited Thomas Edison State University - you can even get a fully accredited degree there for "life experience" if you jump through enough hoops - and pay enough cash. TESC may be a viable option for you - consider them.

Achievement certification is evidence of your successful self-directed learning achievement

If you are at another college - consider adding a BFU achievement certificate beyond your education there. It will add to your resume and knowledge, displaying your well rounded character.


Cost Appropriate Learning


BFU units will probably not transfer to most other institutions, and will not be accepted by most government licensing agencies and many employers. Bastiat Free University is therefore not the school of choice for bureaucrats. If you want to really learn something however - in a cost appropriate manner - welcome home.

We are also considering creating a monthly payment college plan. For much less than a student loan payment or a college loan you will be able to pay for college as you go. There will be no admission fees - just a very small monthly payment that may be cancelled at any time.

A subscription based college program - we may be the first to offer such a plan for acquiring a degree. This will offer maximum flexibility to the student; in exchange for the college students shouldering responsibility to follow through.

This is a directional change toward the libre educational systems that existed prior to formalized and centralized learning institutions. Back when the primary goal was to learn - not to get a job.

BFU's subscription university -Knowledge at the speed of learning. Take as many college courses as you can handle. When you complete enough university classes to earn your degree, let us know. We will confirm your efforts - and mail your newly earned college degree.


The professional certification program at Bastiat Free University offers you



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In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose? - Jesse Owens


Bastiat Free University
is proudly unaccredited - and intends to stay that way.


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