Replica college degrees are available from College Degree Fast, DiplomasandTranscripts.com and Underground Documents. DiplomasandTranscripts.com offers replica degrees for $59.99, Underground Documents charges $500 for a degree and a cover and College Degree Fast's prices range from $369 to $419 depending on the type of degree, as of April 2015.
These three companies print the documents on heavy card stock or parchment and use either raised embossed gold seals or authentic college seals, according to their websites. Underground Documents also embosses the name of the college on the covers it provides. These companies also provide transcripts either separately or as part of a package with the degree. Underground Documents offers a payment plan with 50 percent as a deposit and the rest paid upon approval of the proof.
The replicas from College Degree Fast are high-quality reproductions that can replace a lost diploma if a graduate's college has closed due to financial difficulty or their records are lost or destroyed, claims the company's website. Other use for replicas include gag gifts, art or props for theater and film productions. Use of replicas in job interviews, to apply to universities or to otherwise deceive people may have serious consequences, including possible criminal charges.