Mark Ball applied for 45 credits at CityU and was awarded 25 for his 22 years as a restaurant manager and music producer. A father of two who also lost his job when the economy crashed, Ball will also finish next semester. Without those credits, he said, he wouldn't have been able to afford a bachelor's degree. "It's like the Game of Life," says Ball, 41, "except I started life first and went to school second." (Kevin P. Casey/MCT)
Mark Ball applied for 45 credits at CityU and was awarded 25 for his 22 years as a restaurant manager and music producer. A father of two who also lost his job when the economy crashed, Ball will also finish next semester. Without those credits, he said, he wouldn't have been able to afford a bachelor's degree. "It's like the Game of Life," says Ball, 41, "except I started life first and went to school second." (Kevin P. Casey/MCT) Kevin P. Casey / MCT
Mark Ball applied for 45 credits at CityU and was awarded 25 for his 22 years as a restaurant manager and music producer. A father of two who also lost his job when the economy crashed, Ball will also finish next semester. Without those credits, he said, he wouldn't have been able to afford a bachelor's degree. "It's like the Game of Life," says Ball, 41, "except I started life first and went to school second." (Kevin P. Casey/MCT) Kevin P. Casey / MCT

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