There is two reasons I would choose the University of Phoenix over any other colleges such as their scholarship program and their discounts. When I first started looking for schools I was looking to go next year. I called a few universities I was interested in and all of them said, after I get the loans I would still have to pay a thousand dollars a year in which I didn't have. so I called the University of Phoenix and spoke with a school adviser. She said they had a scholarship program going on just till the end of November and since I worked for the State of Oklahoma I can get a 10 percent discount. That helped me out a lot just by even being able to go to college and not pay while I'm in school. Between my discount and the scholarship they provided it saved me a little over $5,000!