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A better way to do college

Graduate faster & avoid student loans.

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The Problem

College is too expensive.

Most students can’t afford to pay cash for college, but they don’t qualify for federal grants either. This is why nearly 7 out of 10 college students turn to student loans—graduating with an average of $29,800 in student loan debt.*

*Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2020Am I in the debt zone?

A better way

We’re here to fix that.

With Unbound, we’ll help you graduate with your fully-accredited bachelor’s degree from the school of your choice with zero debt.1

Why Unbound?

Start with a plan

The average college student loses 15-20 credits prior to graduation,* which translates to $5,000-$10,000 wasted dollars and up to an extra year in school. We help you avoid this by creating a customized college plan, so you don’t take a single credit you don’t need.

*Complete College America's Four-Year MythLearn about degree planning

Study your way

Unbound fits seamlessly into your life. Register for courses whenever you’re ready—no waiting around for the next semester. Complete coursework much faster than traditional courses and take exams when it’s convenient for you. With Unbound, your college schedule is in your hands.

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Graduate debt free1

Not only does Unbound help you save hundreds of dollars on every credit, we also give you the freedom to pay as you go. No annual tuition required. By knowing every cost upfront and choosing a flexible payment plan, you can pay for college on your budget—without incurring additional debt.

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The people who make this possible

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their employability prospects and to succeed in the changing world of work. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

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Wall of Love

Here’s what our students have to say

Wyatt Lieberman

Unbound Student

“[With Unbound], school didn’t have to be this thing that tied me down. I was able to invest time in other things and people in ways that would have been much harder if I was doing college another way.”

Chloe Roberts

Unbound Student

“My schedule changes all the time. Regardless of what my life looks like, I can fit school in sometime [with Unbound.]”

Caitlin Campbell

Unbound Student

“Being Unbound has allowed me to pursue my dreams and helped me reach my goal of competing for Team Canada internationally. I can honestly say I don't know if this would have been possible if I had been in a classroom.”


Marlin Fisher

Unbound Student

“Unbound is the best community I’ve ever been involved with… I have yet to find a Lumerit student that is someone I don’t like and can't get along with.”

Jonah Wilson

Unbound Student

“[With Unbound], you’re not held to a specific structure. It’s something you can customize.”


Allisoh Lohr

Unbound Student

“[Unbound] let me put school second so I could put life first.”

Abraham Chen

Unbound Student

“[Unbound is] a program where you get to do what you want. It’s all about what you want to do.”

Josiah Lloyd

Unbound Student

“Through Unbound, I’ve learned that opportunities are not something to shy away from.”


Molly Weber

Unbound Student

“Unbound helped me think bigger, broaden my horizons, and think about what I could really do.”

Carla Thompson

Unbound Student

“If you want to be surrounded by a community of people who care about you, then [studying with Unbound] is a beautiful place to be.”

Be Unbound

See if Unbound is right for you.

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1. Unbound's goal is to give you the ability to pay for college without loans. Unbound does not help you with any existing debt and is not responsible if you decide to take out loans in the future.