Let’s make college work for you

Gateway U helps you earn your bachelor’s degree online in as little as 2 years at an affordable cost. Keep working while earning your degree with a flexible schedule and one-on-one support the entire way.

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New Jersey is full of people who are working hard to make a living while earning their degree. You’re not alone.

We believe all motivated students should be able to earn a career-boosting college degree without going into debt or putting their life on hold.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Our program works around your schedule, whether you want to take your time or finish as soon as possible.

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FOCUS ON SKILLS, NOT TESTS

Show mastery in real world skills through self paced projects. No deadlines. No grades.

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FIND SUPPORTED SUCCESS

One-on-one weekly coaching to help you navigate your coursework and keep you moving towards your goals.

Give us a visit.

Check out our student center, meet the team, and get a feel for our program.

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degree programs

Gateway U provides the personalized support and pathway to your career-focused degree program from SNHU. You will be a SNHU student, with Gateway U providing individualized coaching, a downtown student center, and any other support you need.

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Business Management

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Communications

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Healthcare Management

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Career focused

Build the skills, land the job

Learn real-world skills

Master the skills you’ll need to work in business management, communications, healthcare management, and more.

Get one-on-one career advising

Get customized support exploring career pathways, searching and applying for jobs, and preparing for interviews.

affordable

Grow your potential, not your debt

Earn your degree for 53% less than state college tuition

Earning a degree with Gateway U is $7,000 a year, and most students are eligible for federal financial aid. Financial aid covers more than half of tuition for the average student (and can cover up to 98% of tuition).

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ACCELERATED & FLEXIBLE

School on your schedule

Self paced curriculum

Earn an accredited bachelor’s degree in as little as 2 years. Go as fast or as slow as you’d like, earning credit as you master the material.

Move at your own pace

Work with your coach to set the deadlines, schedule, and study habits that fit your lifestyle.

Work anywhere, anytime

Work mostly online and from anywhere — home, work, or in between. You’ll also have access to the student center to get work done alongside Gateway U staff and fellow classmates.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED

Don’t go it alone

Your own coach

Get personalized support from a coach in your area to set goals, monitor your progress, and stay on track. No matter what happens, your coach will be there rooting for you and ready to help.

Wrap-around services

We partner with local organizations to help cover the cost of childcare, transportation, and other support services to reduce the barriers to being your most successful.

Student center

Come study in our downtown in-person space where you can connect with your community of fellow students, collaborate on projects, as well as attend community events.

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HOW GATEWAY U WORKS

Try six weeks free. On us.

Find out what the next step is on your journey to earning your degree.

what people are saying

Here’s what Gateway U students and partners are saying.

I've always hated applying for the FAFSA. However Gateway U made the process seamless. Kasny (Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist) walked me through every step and broke down what FAFSA was asking for. Thanks to him, the whole process was completed with ease. I am very grateful for all of his and Gateway U's help!

Jean Pierre
Orange High School Alumni

What I love the most about Gateway U is that no matter what you're never alone. I applied for financial aid in November and was unable to get access to pell grant because of issues with my parents FSA ID. Because of this I became very frustrated and discouraged. I was finally back on the right path to going to school and then I'm hit with this. Some days I would feel so defeated but Ms. Nah stuck with me and helped me fill out the paperwork to get my pell grant funds. I am now a student at Gateway U and receiving full pell grant. My goal is to get my degree without any debt!

Kayana Clarke
LEAD Charter School Alumni

I think a roadblock that every student worries about along their college journey is possibly falling short toward a payment for their term bill. This is a fear that I've allowed to get in the way of me pursuing school for so many years. This fear almost stopped me from applying to Gateway U. If you are a student like me and affording college is a fear of yours. Apply anyway! You really have to face your fears. I did and Gateway U helped me every step of the way. If I needed support with FAFSA or if I needed to apply for other scholarships. I never felt alone. Saymah would always say, we're going to figure it out.

Mark Tonsul
Arts High School Alumni

My experience with Gateway U has been amazing. Saymah and the coach are all motivating and super authentic. The work can be challenging and you're going to need to manage your time wisely to get your work done. However, you have a great support team backing you, helping you, and putting in a lot of time to make sure you succeed.

Deja Jones
Americorp Alumni

Gateway U has exceeded my expectations so far. Saymah and Karen truly care about my success and mastering my projects. They provide me with resources that help me better understand the processes behind the course work. Overall 10/10! I've tried other schools before and the support I get from those two women just doesn't compare.

Karlencia Johnson
Americorp Alumni

At first I was kind of skeptical of the program at Gateway U but after talking with my KIPP counselor Mr. Santana and getting to know Ms. Nah ( Executive Director of Gateway U) I warmed up to the idea. I just didn't believe the “make your own schedule”. Now the flexibility is actually my favorite part of the program. Going to college and playing football was always apart of my plan but the pandemic kind of changed those plans. Because of Gateway U, I was able to gain credits during the pandemic and practice full time to get ready for tryouts.

Bradford Hayes Jr
KIPP High School Alumni

Gateway U's program with SNHU is really a flexible online school. I am on my second term and I'm having the best time of my life. I love my cohort and I get to meet new people in my city. It's also very affordable. I also love my coaches! They are the most compassionate and knowledgeable professionals I've ever met. They really do care about you as a person, a student, and a professional.

Amani Grimes
KIPP High School Alumni
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I've always hated applying for the FAFSA. However Gateway U made the process seamless. Kasny (Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist) walked me through every step and broke down what FAFSA was asking for. Thanks to him, the whole process was completed with ease. I am very grateful for all of his and Gateway U's help!

Jean Pierre
Orange High School Alumni

What I love the most about Gateway U is that no matter what you're never alone. I applied for financial aid in November and was unable to get access to pell grant because of issues with my parents FSA ID. Because of this I became very frustrated and discouraged. I was finally back on the right path to going to school and then I'm hit with this. Some days I would feel so defeated but Ms. Nah stuck with me and helped me fill out the paperwork to get my pell grant funds. I am now a student at Gateway U and receiving full pell grant. My goal is to get my degree without any debt!

Kayana Clarke
LEAD Charter School Alumni

I think a roadblock that every student worries about along their college journey is possibly falling short toward a payment for their term bill. This is a fear that I've allowed to get in the way of me pursuing school for so many years. This fear almost stopped me from applying to Gateway U. If you are a student like me and affording college is a fear of yours. Apply anyway! You really have to face your fears. I did and Gateway U helped me every step of the way. If I needed support with FAFSA or if I needed to apply for other scholarships. I never felt alone. Saymah would always say, we're going to figure it out.

Mark Tonsul
Arts High School Alumni

My experience with Gateway U has been amazing. Saymah and the coach are all motivating and super authentic. The work can be challenging and you're going to need to manage your time wisely to get your work done. However, you have a great support team backing you, helping you, and putting in a lot of time to make sure you succeed.

Deja Jones
Americorp Alumni

Gateway U has exceeded my expectations so far. Saymah and Karen truly care about my success and mastering my projects. They provide me with resources that help me better understand the processes behind the course work. Overall 10/10! I've tried other schools before and the support I get from those two women just doesn't compare.

Karlencia Johnson
Americorp Alumni

At first I was kind of skeptical of the program at Gateway U but after talking with my KIPP counselor Mr. Santana and getting to know Ms. Nah ( Executive Director of Gateway U) I warmed up to the idea. I just didn't believe the “make your own schedule”. Now the flexibility is actually my favorite part of the program. Going to college and playing football was always apart of my plan but the pandemic kind of changed those plans. Because of Gateway U, I was able to gain credits during the pandemic and practice full time to get ready for tryouts.

Bradford Hayes Jr
KIPP High School Alumni

Gateway U's program with SNHU is really a flexible online school. I am on my second term and I'm having the best time of my life. I love my cohort and I get to meet new people in my city. It's also very affordable. I also love my coaches! They are the most compassionate and knowledgeable professionals I've ever met. They really do care about you as a person, a student, and a professional.

Amani Grimes
KIPP High School Alumni

Leading the way

executive director

Saymah Nah

Saymah is a lifelong educator and proud Newark native.

Throughout her journey, she has served in the capacity of senior leadership, school culture and climate, family engagement, and school operations. Saymah is a steadfast  advocate for family and community, focusing on building deep relationships with students, community organizations, and community leaders. Saymah received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, followed by a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Howard University.

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What makes us different

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$15,650 / year

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our partners

You don’t have to do it all on your own. Our partners help guide students along their way to graduation and beyond.

common questions

Are there scholarships available?

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How much is tuition?

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$7,000 in yearly tuition and fees for SNHU’s competency-based education program with wrap-around support services provided by Gateway U. Most students are eligible for federal financial aid. Financial aid covers more than half of tuition for the average student (and can cover up to 98% of tuition).

Can I transfer credits out of the program?

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Each institution has its own rules about credit transferability, and so we can't 100% guarantee that the credits you earn in the program will transfer fully to a future institution of your choice.

What are the application requirements?

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To apply to one of our SNHU degree programs, students must have a GED or high school diploma.

Is Gateway U a university? Are the SNHU degree programs accredited?

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  • Gateway U is not a university. We're proud to offer access to Southern New Hampshire University’s competency-based education programs, combined with our wraparound support services. 
  • Our students graduate from SNHU with an accredited associate or bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. 
  • Southern New Hampshire University (or SNHU) is a private, nonprofit university established in 1932 with more than 3,000 on-campus students, over 150,000 online learners and an alumni network of over 150,000, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation.
  • Our university partner SNHU is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation, and credits earned through regionally accredited programs are the most likely to transfer.

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Two ways to get started

Tell us more about your goals, get an answer to any questions, and learn more about Gateway U. Schedule a call or request an application to get started.

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