I wouldn't necessarily say at a relatively low cost. Most traditional colleges that offer online classes charge the same rate per credit hour as they do for standard classes, and then throw a few extra fees in as well.
In 48 hours the petition has been signed more than 20000 times. I would seriously hope they respond, otherwise it will give the people a true picture of what this administration thinks about the voters.
For everyone who has posted ideas, great effort most of them I believe to be steps in the right direction. Now that you've come up with the ideas, take them to the people that write the legislation....your senators and representatives. Get those ideas in their hands and continue to beat them about the head and neck with why the stuff already being pushed is total bullshit.