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The number of online learning institutions continues to increase, making education accessible and affordable for everyone. View this presentation to learn more about online learning and the benefits ...

The number of online learning institutions continues to increase, making education accessible and affordable for everyone. View this presentation to learn more about online learning and the benefits it may provide.

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    • Online Learning: An Affordable Option for High School Graduates
    • Online Learning
      • The number of online learning institutions continues to increase, making education accessible and affordable for everyone.
      • So, why wait to start, or finally finish, your education?
      • If you are a high school student wondering if online learning is for you, here are some of the most commonly asked questions from prospective students.
    • Who Takes Online Classes?
      • Anyone and everyone! In the United States alone, there are approximately three million students studying online.
      • Online students include adults returning to school for the first time in 20 years, students right out of high school, military members serving overseas, stay-at-home moms and dads, professionals working fulltime, individuals living far from any traditional campus, and more.
      • Whatever your situation, online courses are adaptable to meet your needs. 
    • Is Online Learning Right For Me?
      • Quality online learning institutions offer a 24/7 help desk, so their students are supported every step of the way.
      • They also offer innovative online course management systems that offer you an easy-to-use, organized way to manage your assignments and communicate with your professors.
      • Students who are most successful in online course work are self-motivated, have clear goals, and have set aside appropriate time to complete their work. 
    • What Kinds of Educational Offerings are Available Online?
      • Online learning institutions offer many associate degree programs as well as certifications, but it doesn’t stop there.
      • Through innovative partnerships with other educational institutions, students can earn certificates, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or other professional credentials all through online learning.
      • You can find programs and courses in most disciplines. 
    • Is It Cheaper to Study Online?
      • At a majority of online colleges it is!
      • Online colleges are commonly more affordable than traditional universities.
      • In addition, you save money and time when you no longer have to commute to a campus.
    • Can I Afford an Online Degree?
      • Yes! Federal financial aid and scholarships can help make an online degree affordable.
      • The opportunities for financial aid apply to online students just as much as they do for on-campus students.
      • Most online colleges have a financial aid office with readily available advisors and information about loans and scholarships. 
    • What is Accreditation All About?
      • Accreditation is a process used by higher education to evaluate colleges, universities, and educational programs. Accreditation is conducted by private, not-for-profit organizations designed specifically to conduct external quality reviews.
      • It is important to choose a fully-accredited institution by an organization like the Higher Learning Commission. Attending an accredited school is an important consideration if you think you might want to transfer credits to another undergraduate program and when trying to gain admission to graduate programs.
    • Where Can I Find More Information?
      • Quality online colleges offer career services where students can receive guidance from a counselor in person, on the phone, with email, or even through online chat.
      • Services, assessment testing and workshops are available online. Counselors are there to help you find your interests, assess your skills and discover the career that is best for you.
      • You no longer have to go to work every day in a job that is unfulfilling. Let the online college’s counselors help you find your passion! 
    • About the Author
      • Jamie Lawry has written these articles on behalf of Rio Salado College, an accredited college offering online learning and education programs. For more information about online learning, please visit http://www.riosalado.edu/.