Bastiat Free University Degree Programs
Seek an education beyond the
you investigate getting a college degree, think a bit
about why you want that diploma and what it will do,
do you want a degree? The first honest answer
to "why get a degree?" is most frequently not
Having a university diploma and declaring at which brick
and mortar campus it was acquired, influences how some
people will view you.
Free University's Internet based campus will not please
a bureaucrat; they want expensive vine covered historic
buildings and lots of rules. Is it worth 4 to 10 years
of your life at a b&m, and potentially hundreds of
thousands of dollars in costs and foregone earnings, to
change their view? Sometimes it is.
your goal is to be a full partner in Dad's top law firm;
it may be worth the years of your time, and the oodles
of his money you spend to be considered for a no pay internship.
If all you want is to be a practicing lawyer, your state
may not even require a degree to sit for the Bar. The
option exists therefore to thoroughly read a lot of law
books, take Bar prep courses, and become a state licensed
attorney. You can start earning, rather than spending,
many years sooner. What is the difference worth to you
for deferred gratification? Investigate and cogitate first.
"You wasted $150,000
on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty
in late charges at the public library." -
(from the movie Good Will Hunting)
Your employer or prospective employer may require a "sheep
skin" to get hired or "earn" a promotion
above a certain level. Are they looking for specific knowledge?
Very seldom. They want proof that you will complete something
you start, no matter how difficult or absurd the requirements.
That qualifies you to be a cog in their machine.
you want to feed at the public trough, you probably need
an approved & accredited degree
to get a government job. You will have some job security
and a numb brain, but that is all many want out of life.
Go to a state university, veg out and party, and get their
sheepskin. The degree itself is what matters, all you
need to have learned is bureaucracy survival skills (they
teach that at State U) to slide into a bureaucratic cubical.
Will you enjoy this job? Very seldom. The risk is small,
the life style rewards are consistent with the risk.
risk and rewards for you from creative entrepreneurship
are greater, and of far more value to society, than the
illusion of security that enslaves a human cog in a social
machine." - Allan
folks, BFU is now only available without charge.
That means we no longer offer degrees or certificates.
study these open materials
for free and enjoy them
Watch the BFU
Journal and the BFU
lens for further announcements
college degree will lend impact to a marketing statement
or a business card. With your
own business are prospective clients interested
in which required courses you excelled? Very seldom. A
college degree listed is a simple sorting mechanism used
by some purchasers to arrive at a smaller stack of suppliers.
It may put you on the short list to pitch your idea. A
degree from BFU confers the
right diploma for this purpose. If you are motivated you
can learn more and get that diploma quicker
and at an appropriate cost, from
do not have the financial support, "qualified"
faculty, fancy buildings or large library that a state
approval or accreditation would require. This means that
many employers, schools or licensing agencies may not
recognize our degrees. We do feel that our course requirements
are sufficiently rigorous that our students will know
they have acquired the knowledge they sought.
B&M college sheepskin will make your relatives proud,
and they will remind you of old data suggesting that in
the industrial age a degree was a meal ticket and provided
job security. If you land that job as a cog, they will
retain that proud feeling; unless you are downsized, outsized,
exportsized, or your company is capsized. Do your parents
know you spent most of your university experience at parties?
Very seldom. The degree is the goal, not what may have
could go on. Maybe we should go on. You may be considering
investing several years of your life, hundreds of thousands
of dollars in expenses and deferred earnings, to pursue
what is becoming an oversupplied commodity. In the Netcohort
society that is slowly replacing the industrial society
attributes will be the measure rather than security
of position achieved by possession of a college diploma.
Personal networks, achievement, and acquired knowledge
moves with you when you leave.
at BFU is up front, no surprises. You
can review the requirements before you start the class.
it is not for credit, pick and choose material at will,
monitor the classes for free. Download the free PDF files
and read them first if you wish. Check out reviews of
the books online, purchase them from our links, or borrow
them from a library.
the class is for credit, pay the fees listed below and
start today. You choose if you want to take the class,
no classes are required, all are openly available. We
value education, learning, imagination, and usefull knowledge
above specific credential creation.
you want a business education; start
and absorb everything you can to make that business a
success. If that business fails, research a bit and find
another business to create. You will learn far more, far
faster, than in a normal B school. There is no security
in being a cog, don't let other's expectations make you
The application and entrance
fee is US$150.00.
This is a non refundable, one time payment to establish
your educational account. There are no further required
fees, such as semester fees, student association fees,
out of state fees, or other charges to enter BFU. We plan
to increase the basic fee, but do not plan to add other
fees. If you sign up now, you will not have to pay again
when this fee increases.
We do reserve the right
to change the fee structure if the costs to BFU prove
out of line with our expenses.
If you want to make donations
beyond the charges, we will be happy to apply any gifts
to maintaining, promoting, and improving the Bastiat Free
University approach to alternative higher education.
BFU offers cost appropriate
learning tailored to fit the individual. Your per unit
expense for administration and review is $15.00. Currently
all classes except the master's completion course are
3 units. Each standard class will therefore cost $45.00.