A fast, immediate or instant online degree is a completely different product than ordinary online degree programs offered by prestigious educational institutions for people who actually study online and earn their degrees over time and through their own effort.
Fast, immediate or instant online degrees are something totally different. Your life and business experience will be evaluated and accredited by an educational institution (possibly but not necessarily abroad), or other mechanisms will be used for you to obtain a degree without actually doing coursework. This is a solution for very busy people who didn't finish their studies but need to hang a diploma in their office, as well as for immigrants whose foreign diploma is not valid in their new country of residence.
If you are considering to get a fast or immediate degree, these are the main facts you should know:
These degrees are normally agreed online and the fees are also paid online with your credit card. Make sure to be channelled to a secure third-party payment system. As a general rule for all of your online payments, the company selling you a product or service should never be the same actually processing your credit card. Only a bank or an acknowledged card processing company should receive your credit card data, and this on a secure connection.
Although degree obtention and fee payment occur online, you will actually receive an ordinary education degree issued by a conventional college or university.
When you pay your registration fees for this type of fast or immediate degrees you're actually making sure that you will receive the diploma, contrary to conventional education where you also pay registration but you may later not earn a degree.
Be aware that the jurisdiction chosen by your degree provider will probably be neither his own nor yours, but a third jurisdiction where the legal loophole allowing for your degree to be issued exists. Such jurisdictions are often foreign countries with a more flexible educational legislation.
Therefore, your fast or immediate degree might be useless in terms of obtaining further licensing to practice certain professions in the United States and other developed countries, or in order to proceed onto further studies in a recogized university. Still, such a degree can be useful under many circumstances. It is important to know that there's quite a big difference between the so called "degree mints" producing diplomas for money, and the really registered (even abroad) educational institutions which are, say, very flexible in granting you a fast degree based on your experience, position, unfinished studies, etc. The latter may be useful to the sole purpose of validating your social status and socially legitimizing your career.
Prices will vary depending on the provider, but will normally be around a few hundred US dollars.