I don't know, I got my BS in MIS from an online college in California. I found round-trip airfare to California, and they reimbursed me for my airfare if I would come out there and visit with them. Good thing I did, too, I found out I was signed up for the wrong major, I was signed up for Computer Science, which translates into programming. I am the world's worst programmer.
It wasn't free tuition, but they counted what I already had towards the deg. Cost me about 2 grand, I went and did it in a Sallie Mae loan I'm still paying off. BUT I only had to do 5 online classes (and only 5 tests), AND a 75 pg minimum Final Report. I did my report on the possibility of terrorists using steganographic techniques in a post and pre-9/11 environment.
They made me the offer to come back for a Master's degree for $1500 (approx) and a 125 pg. min. Thesis. They also offer Doctorates for a 250 pg. min report. (forget what they called it).
Anyway, it only took me 8 months to do all of it. I had to pay $250.00 for the actual degree, it's case, etc., which I didn't like, >:( But overall, I'm pretty happy with it. Not that's it's done anything for me, of course. I have a friend that has a PhD in Astrophysics, and all he can do is get a job teaching part-time at Kent State Univ. My friend says, "The ONLY degree that matters is 98.6". >:(
Go for it, if you want, but if you're lazy like me, Grin and opt for the conveinence factor, look again at online colleges. Maybe your employer would help you with it, as long as you would be staying in the area, and not hopping off to Finland.
Also: the laws in Finland are quite different from here in the States, I imagine. Would a degree from a Finnish University have the same ooommmph as a degree from a University here in the states? Something to think about.