Let’s look at just some of the benefits.
1. It’s cheaper. Especially in today’s economy, I’m looking at every possible way to save money. I can attend class online from the comfort of my own home. I do not need to drive anywhere.
2. It saves me time. I wish I had started college when I was younger but didn’t for whatever reason. So now I have more responsibility. I have people that depend on me to earn a living while at the same time I’m working to get my diploma. So attending college online allows me to save a ton of time and use that time to keep my full time job.
3. Scholarships. I never in a million years thought I would ever be eligible for a scholarship. I was just never the kind of kid who got straight A’s in school. I found a pretty good online college search website where I discovered that many online colleges have scholarships specifically for people interested in distance learning.
Here’s a little hint:
These types of scholarships can be less competitive since not too many people know about them. Most people want to go school online for reasons 1 and 2 but many times don’t realize that number 3 is even available.
4. My federal financial aid works online just as well as it would work for a traditional school. Again, when I started out I didn’t really know much about financial aid in general and had planned to just pay for school out of my own pocket. With the help of some good information online I discovered that I could qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. That combined with the scholarship money has practically paid for my online college expenses.
If you’re thinking of going to college, or going back to college to finish a degree, you may want to consider the benefits of attending a college online.
With a little help you can find the perfect match for you.