Academic Catalog

Letter to Students

Welcome to Aspen University!

To truly understand Aspen, one must start with our Mission. Aspen is dedicated to offering any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families. This powerful statement is at the heart of everything we do. By offering students various payment options, especially the pioneering monthly payment plan, Aspen makes college affordable again for those who are motivated to complete their academic goals paying month to month for their degree. By making college affordable, Aspen increases access for the majority of Americans who want educational advancement without it being financially impossible. The goal is to provide you with the necessary tools (curriculum, advising, quality faculty, affordable payment plans) so that you can achieve your educational goals and receive a return on your financial investment in seeking a degree with Aspen.

Another important part of our mission statement is the part referring to you, the motivated college-worthy student. Someone who is motivated is someone who sets weekly goals and commits time to achieving them. Someone who is college-worthy puts effort into learning course material and applies it thoughtfully into the weekly evaluations of learning. In other words, you have to come willing to do some hard work and have the mindset to learn something new. You have to participate eagerly in your own learning and academic development. Whatever your educational goals, Aspen can only provide you with the context for achieving them, but you have to put the effort into doing it as well. This is what a motivated, college-worthy student would do. If you come willing to work hard to achieve your educational goals, Aspen will provide you with the context for accomplishing them.

So, just as our Mission started with you, the student, I will end with you, the student. Earning a degree requires a long-term commitment that is supported by short-term goals. It demands that you have stamina over an extended period of time. It challenges you to remain focused despite many distractions.

But, one thing for certain, earning a degree will provide you with enormous pride in achieving such an enriching personal goal that, ultimately, will lead to sustainable economic and social benefits for yourself and your family. Good luck in your program of study at Aspen University and I look forward to seeing you at graduation!

Dr. Joanne Weiss,

Provost, Aspen University