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Want the Cheapest Online Degree? Look for Value Instead.

April 21, 2020 by Karen Grossman |

iStock-610436926 [Converted]-01Paying for your education can be a financial challenge, but looking for the cheapest online degree may not save you money in the long run. A degree is an investment that will pay off throughout your career.

Look for a high-quality program at an affordable price. Whether you are

 pursuing a certificate or an undergraduate or graduate degree, there are ways to help offset the costs.

Here’s what to look for:

Online
Online programs are typically less expensive than face-to-face programs. By choosing an online program, you’ll likely save on tuition costs, student fees, and fewer books, and you don’t have to pay for things like parking and room and board. Plus you get the same quality of education. At UNC Greensboro, online programs are taught by the same faculty as on-campus programs. UNCG has more than 45 online programs.

Value
Using what you are learning from day one provides value. Put new skills into action right away as you use course assignments to solve workplace problems. Whether it’s designing course curriculum, learning grant writing, or developing a prototype to solve a real-world problem, you gain valuable hands-on experience, earning credit not only in the classroom, but also on the job.

Accreditation
Employers look for accreditation, so make sure the program you are considering is from an accredited institution. Many online programs are.

Financial Aid
Students in online programs qualify for financial aid, though not all online programs are eligible. Check with UNCG’s Financial Aid department to see which programs qualify. Financial aid can also be used for Summer Session.

Scholarships and Grants
Be sure to check for scholarships and grants to help reduce costs. Some are specifically for online students, adult students, or based on department.

Learn More
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