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10 Tips for Deciding Whether Online Education Is for You

Nov. 19, 2012 US News and World Report

Find Out How Tuition is Handled

Many online education programs do not have a universal method of charging students. Before starting a program, students should find out how tuition is handled—whether it is charged by the credit hour or year, or in one lump sum.

Search for Scholarships to Fund Your Education

Just like at traditional higher education programs, there are financial resources available to help fund an online degree. Students should contact online providers directly or look for organizations that specifically offer scholarships for online education programs.

Consider Must-Have Tools You’ll Need to Purchase

Beyond a reliable Internet connection and a computer, online students should prepare themselves with additional resources, such as a printer, tools for easy bibliographies, note-taking software, and a Web cam.


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