Online learning is here with us, and has come to stay. Many schools and colleges are completely online or offer some programs online. Whichever applies, distance education provides access to world class study from your home without travel or visas, nor quitting your job.
Aside the obvious benefit to study from anywhere or in your own country, online education have numerous advantages, and students worldwide have keyed in. Although many online schools and colleges are free, yet some distant education programmes are costly. Due to this, we have listed below 10 of the most affordable online programs to save you money.
- Western Governors University
Western Governors University is an accredited online university offering online bachelor's and master's degree programs. According to Best Colleges Online‘s article, “Top 10 Most Affordable Online Colleges,” this school costs only $2890 for a six month period, which comes to around $160 per credit. Some schools are about $1,000 per credit!
- Thomas Edison State
Thomas Edison State College offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs that may be completed entirely through the College's online and distance education. Here is another school that the Best Colleges Online‘s article recommends. At $5,322 for in state residents and $7,837 for out of state residents for a whole year, it’s really hard to beat these prices.
- Southern New Hampshire
At Southern New Hampshire University, we believe there are no limits on what you can do, what you can be, or what you can achieve. The School offers both undergraduate and more than 90 online graduate degree programmes. One last school from this particular article is Southern New Hampshire. It is a bit more expensive than the other ones listed, but at $320 per credit, it is still an amazing deal.
- Tidewater Community College
When you need to take classes for your associates degree, look into this school. College Stats lists the tuition for this program at $2,555 for the entire year. With over 25,000 students, this school is clearly quite popular.
- Fort Hays State University
Remember, some of these programs offer both online and on campus opportunities, and Fort Hays is one of those schools. $2,685 is the price listed by College Stats for their tuition. These prices noted are the ones for in-state residents. Please check with the schools for out-of-state prices.
- Florida International University
Florida International University is an American public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU Online provides online courses, certificates, and many more. Who doesn’t want to spend time studying in Miami and enjoying all of the beautiful scenery? Well, some people simply cannot! Enroll in the FIU online program at an affordable $3,130 per year.
- Western New Mexico
Western New Mexico University is a public university located in Silver City, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. This is another university recommended by College Stats. In-state residents will pay $3,223 per year, and out-of-state residents will pay $11,887. Therefore, this program is best suited for individuals who live in New Mexico and want to learn online.
- National American University
National American University is a for-profit university owned by National American University Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company. NAU offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees online in the healthcare, business, and nursing fields. It’s always nice to find a school that offers the same price for residents and non-residents of the state, and that’s exactly what you’ll find with National American University. The tuition for everyone is $5,090.
- Bellevue University
Bellevue University is a private, non-profit university located in Bellevue, Nebraska. It opened in 1966 and from the outset has focused on providing adult education and educational outreach. Having an array of choices is also a smart idea, so you should also consider Bellevue University, which just under 7,800 students attend. The cost for a year’s tuition at this college is $5,445.
- Amridge University
Amridge University (formerly, Southern Christian), in Montgomery, Alabama, is a Christian University, and accredited to offer Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programs. This is another school that College Stats suggests. For $6,240, you’ll be able to join the 720 happy students at this institution.
First published on Study & Scholarships 18th February 2014