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Waxahachie, TX

May 23, 2019 


Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in Waxahachie, TX, is making a bold move for Fall 2019. In the face of rising college costs around the nation, SAGU is lowering its undergraduate hourly rate for SAGU Online to make its online associate and bachelor's degrees accessible to a wider audience.

In September 2019, the online tuition rate for undergraduate degrees will decrease from $575 per credit hour to $499 per credit hour.

Vice President for Enrollment and Retention, Eddie Davis, says, "We have a quality online program that continues to receive awards for quality and affordability. We had strong enrollment for SAGU Online this Spring. But, we want to serve an even wider adult audience nationwide."

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Joshua Martin added, " If you are an adult student who has put off completing your degree or earning a degree for personal satisfaction, this is a great time to jump in!"

The reduced rate drops the price of a 4-year degree by nearly $10,000 without altering the quality built into the degree.

"One of its most attractive features is the small class size, even online," says Davis.

Dean of Distance Education and Extension Sites, Joseph Hartman says, "We believe that small class sizes allow our faculty to develop deeper connections with students online. Our professors provide a level of care for students academically, personally, and spiritually that is difficult to replicate at other colleges."

Hartman also explains that even bigger plans are on the horizon for 2020. "We are taking a deep look at how to provide varied term lengths for adult students who can commit more readily to a 7-8-week course rather than a 12-14-week course."

Still, Hartman indicates that the 12-14-week course model is attractive to many adult students, "In particular, for those who don't want to feel rushed when balancing work and study."

Beyond the reduced tuition, the university already offers scholarships, grants, and experiential learning credit. Experiential Learning Credit, also often called Credit for Life Experience or Prior Learning Assessment, permits students to earn up to 45 hours of college credit for personal and professional experience. Under the new $499 hourly rate, that could save up to $22,455 beyond the reduced price.

Students interested in SAGU Online can explore the menu of more than 50 majors at www.sagu.edu/degrees. The university has dedicated SAGU Online admissions counselors available to advise students through the process.


As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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