Do you want to go to college but you are not sure if it is worth the money? Or maybe you don’t even have the money. Lack of resources or money is no reason not to attend college; especially, since today, you need a degree to pretty much get any job that fits into the “career” category.
Online college may be the right alternative to traditional college for you. Below is a list of reasons to consider it over traditional school.
The average tuition and fees at a public, four-year university rose to $8,655 in 2012-13, not counting the costs of room and board, according to the College Board. That’s 250 percent more than it would have cost in 1982, when a year of college would have set the average student back just $2,423 in today’s dollars.
Not only is online college less expensive than this, but it also saves you cost for necessities such as gas and housing.
At online college you can learn at your own pace, not at the professor’s pace. You choose when you do your work so it fits into your schedule.
A lot of people advance their careers by taking online classes. In fact, the majority of online college students do so to further their careers. Even if you don’t have to get a higher degree for work, getting one will almost certainly lead to getting a higher paying job.
You have to be a good student to succeed in online classes. There is no one there to tell you to do your homework or take your quizzes so you have to have a lot of self-discipline.
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