August 20th, 2010
As you are considering various different colleges, don’t forget about online programs. There are many advantages to obtaining a degree this way and there is a growing acceptance of online degrees within the business world. By taking your courses online you have a much more flexible schedule and are able to work a full time job, while obtaining your education. These programs also facilitate distance learning if you are physically unable to be on campus. One of the biggest improvements to online universities in recent years has been the extension of federal aid to help students seeking an online degree pay tuition costs. If you choose to pursue the online option, keep your eyes open for financial assistance offerings as well as accreditation of the school.The University of Phoenix has become one of the best known online degree programs and offers courses in a range of fields from nursing, to business, to the humanities. Phoenix also has post graduate programs for students interested in obtaining their Masters or PhD. Traditional federal aid, deferment options and even a military plan are all options for paying for your tuition.Another respected online university is Capella University. This online institution also has a range of programs and degree options. There are extensive opportunities for receiving financial aid at Capella, with 83 of students receiving some form of assistance.DeVry University is gaining a reputation for offering quality online degree programs through five different colleges; Business & Management, Engineering & Information Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. Tuition costs for online students usually range from 220 to 540 per semester. Keeping with the trend, DeVry also offers a number of financial aid options to help students pay for their education.Most online universities also offer on campus courses as well, so you have the option of changing your learning experience from semester to semester.