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Laurel Ranticelli looks at her UMASS online class information, July 1, 2008, in Springfield, Mass.
Online College Courses and Degrees: Go to College Without Leaving Home
If a busy schedule, physical handicap or other obstacle has prevented you from attending college at a local campus, then distance learning may be ideal for you. Most major colleges offer at least a few online college courses and degrees with more and more colleges operating exclusively online.
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Don't assume that you can't qualify for financial aid for online courses. Even if your GPA is low, your credit is bad or you earn a large income, there are still resources available.
- The following sites are the safest and most legitimate places on the Web to research financial aid for online courses. Never share personal financial information with a site unless you're sure of its legitimacy.
Federal Student Aid,
an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is an invaluable resource for those looking for financial aid for online courses. Start by filling out a FAFSA form
, your first step in acquiring financial aid. Use the "Financial Aid Wizard
" tool to help determine your financial needs and options.
can help you find sources of financial aid for online courses beyond what the federal government offers. From grants to obscure scholarships, FinAid seeks to help you gain as much financial assistance as possible.
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