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Textbook Options for Online College Students

  
  
  
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Textbooks now cost college students an average of almost $1,000/year. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education (2011), about seven out of ten college students skip buying one or more textbooks because it’s too expensive, even though they know not reading the textbook will lower their grades.

Is a Graduate Certificate Right for You?

  
  
  
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Returning to college (whether online or face-to-face) to expand one’s knowledge is done for many reasons; it could be for personal satisfaction, career change, or career growth. No matter the reason, it’s important to review options to determine if another degree or a certificate is the best fit for you.

Why Attend College Online

  
  
  
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There are many great reasons for returning to college or university as an adult.  Some people are looking to expand their overall knowledge of a particular subject, some are looking to retain their current jobs in a work environment where a college degree wasn’t previously required and now is, and some are looking to advance their careers through promotions, raises, and job changes. No matter the reason, knowing that one should return to college is fairly easy. The hard part is actually doing it.

Get Your Family Involved in Your Return to College

  
  
  
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As adults, choosing to return to college, whether to finish a bachelor’s or get a graduate degree, is a choice that often impacts more than just you. You likely now have a job, a partner or spouse, and children. All who require your time are affected by decisions you make. So it’s important, when planning a return to college, to make sure your family is aware of the impact your return to college will have on them, and how they can best help you succeed as a student.

Short Credit Hours for Admission to an Online Degree Program?

  
  
  
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Admission to a college or university bachelor's degree completion program is often a two-step process. First, you have to gain admission to the college or university. Step One is generally handled by the undergraduate admissions office. Maintaining contact with this office and following application instructions - including meeting deadlines - is critical to completion of this step.

Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses

  
  
  
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We all know, higher education can be expensive. So planning for it and maximizing opportunities to reduce the cost is important. Fortunately, the US government sponsors tax policies that can help take the bite out of the cost of that higher degree—for yourself, your spouse, or your kids. These policies affect four categories:

Success Tips for Taking Online Exams

  
  
  
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Taking an online exam is just like taking a face-to-face exam, only different.

How Much Time Should One Commit To Online Degree Coursework?

  
  
  
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Online learning requires organization and self-discipline. You may have to fit study around work and family. You have to set your own schedule and make sure you get assignments in on time.

Tuition Reimbursement - What is it?

  
  
  
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Paying for college can be challenging. When considering your options, most often, you may think of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Although these are the most common (and often stated) means, they aren’t the only ones. If you’re currently employed, you may be able to receive assistance through your employer’s tuition reimbursement/tuition assistance/educational assistance plan.  

Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid it

  
  
  
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Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s written work as your own.

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