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Friday, July 03, 2009

Single Parents Earning College Degrees Online

Getting an education is one of the most important values we learn in this age. Not only is a college degree reputable socially, but economically. With a degree you can get a better paying job and likely live comfortably with less stress. Many single parents are thinking of going back to school, but most don't have the time to dedicate to the school life. Making time for work, children and getting to campus can be almost impossible and definitely discouraging. With a college degree online, you have the convenience of studying at home.

How to Enroll in College Degree Online

The process of enrolling in a college online is quite simple. Many colleges offer a link to an application page where you can fill out your information. Once this is completed, you'll speak with a school representative about the course you've picked and answer questions you may have. It is best to speak with the admissions department before enrolling to ensure that it is the right online degree for you. Most college websites allow you to view the course catalogs to see exactly what you'll be learning and what books you'll need.

It is important to take a look at the requirements for the online degree programs offered by the colleges. You want to ensure that your internet and computer specs meet the minimum requirements (hard drive space, internet speed, computer memory ram, resolution and sometimes certain software). Studying online means logging into a website and using their interface, so you'll want to make sure that your educational experience is the best possible.

Benefits of Online Degree

Besides the ability to study from home, getting an online degree is beneficial in many ways. It's convenient and sometimes much more affordable. More colleges are offering e-books instead of text books, so this is less money that you'll have to spend. E-books are a lot cheaper than text books and sometimes the rates for the e-books are included in your tuition.

Since there are more and more single parents enrolling in a college degree online, there are scholarships and financial aid specifically for single parents, which mean more money for your education. There's really no reason why single parents shouldn't attend an online degree program. If you've had your eye on a specific school, but live too far from its physical campus, check to see if they offer online degrees.

Speak with different schools to see if they offer a degree program that you're looking to enter into. Soon you could be on your way to getting a higher education to better take care of you and your family.

Crystal is an Account Manager with Location3 Media.


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