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Paying for School

Once you've found the perfect online school, you need to figure out how to pay for it. Find out what financial options are avaliable to distance education students and put together a financial plan that will work for you.
  1. Armed Forces Aid (5)
  2. Federal Loans and Grants (13)
  3. Private Student Loans (4)

How to Pay for an Online Degree
Don't know how you can afford those hefty tuition bills? Take a look at these ten loans, grants, scholarship programs, and other opportunities to help you afford your online degree.

5 Federal Grants for Online College Students
If you’re an online student, you may qualify for a federal grant to pay for college tuition and expenses. Federal grants are available to students that meet funding guidelines and are enrolled in accredited programs. Here are 5 federal grant programs to conside

12 Ways the Government Will Help Pay for Your Online Degree
Paying for online college courses can take a toll. But, Uncle Sam wants to help. Here are twelve loans, grants, tax breaks, and scholarships available from the government.

Are Online College Classes Cheaper for Students?
Many penny-pinching students are interested in online college courses because of the cost. Its true that some online colleges are cheap, but virtual learning isnt always the most cost-effective option.

If Your Online College Recruiter Promised Financial Aid that Isn’t Available
What do you do if your recruiter promised that your online college expenses would be covered, and then disappeared after you used your credit card for your tuition bill? This article shows you the next steps.

Tuition Assistance Programs for Online Students in the Military
If you’re in the military, the government may be willing to pay for your online degree program. Most active-duty military members can receive up to $4,500 a year ($250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour) in tuition assistance by enrolling in an approved online degree program.

Paying Off Student Debt for Your Online Education
Don't let yourself be weighed down with student loan debt. Here's how you can pay it off.

Distance Learning Cost Comparison
Which is more expensive: distance learning or traditional college attendance? Find out with our cost comparison chart.

How Would Affordable Online Degrees Help Students - Students Explain the Need...
Most traditional and online degrees leave students in debt they'll be paying off for years to come. But, lawmakers have recently been discussing the possibility of creating affordable online degree programs that wouldn't require studiers to take out five-figure student loans or scholarships to complete. How would affordable online degrees help...

How to Convince Your Employer to Pay for Your Education
Why take out student loans when you could earn a degree for free? You may be able to save thousands by asking your employer to pay for your education through a tuition reimbursement program. Here's what you need to know.

Cheap Textbooks - Where Do You Find Cheap Textbooks or Free Text
How do online college students find cheap textbooks or even free textbooks? See what textbook shopping tricks real students have to share. Then, let other students know how you found discounted textbooks.

Distance Learning Cost Chart
Add up your distance learning expenses with our cost chart.

Types of Financial Aid
Money. If you're going to get an education, you're going to need it. Take a look at this overview of the types of financial aid and start paying your tuition bills today.

Tax Breaks for Students
In order to ease the burden of students in this time of costly textbooks and record-high tuition bills, the federal government has provided several sizable tax credits. You may be able to save a couple thousand dollars this year, just by proving youre a student in an eligible college or university.

Federal Student Loans for Online College Students
Online students can qualify to receive federal student loans if they attend an eligible school. Learn about federal student loan laws for distance learners, what it takes to qualify for financial aid, and how to apply for a federal student loan. Discover the facts behind Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans.

20 Super Savings for Online Students
Everyone knows that going to school for a few years can be a bank buster. But, with these 20 tricks in hand, you may be able to save more than you’d imagine.

Cheap or Free Textbooks
Books for one or two classes could total in the hundreds. However, showing a little shopping savvy could save you a significant amount of cash.

Distance Learning Scholarships
Scholarships can be a great way to fund your education. Some organizations require that recipients deomostrate academic potential or achievement, while others are simply looking for someone to fill specific qualifications, such as the place you were born, your native langauge, particular talents, and club or religious affiliation. A number of scholarships are avaliable for distance learners.

Apply for Aid
Apply for financial aid online. With one application you will be considered for loans and grants from the government.

5 Ways to Get Your Online College Degree for Free
These 5 smart strategies can help you earn an online degree without taking on burdensome student loans.

Crowdfunding Your College Costs
These crowdfunding websites can help you collect donations towards your college tuition and living expenses.

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