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Benefits of Online Classes

Updated on January 1, 2013

I want to tell you the benefits of taking classes online and how to save money taking classes online. I am a mother of two small children. My day to day schedule revolves around my children. I honestly don't have time to physically take classes at a college campus. This is why I became interested in online college courses. It has actually turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Online Classes Revolve Around Your Schedule

Taking online classes take a great deal of discipline and determination. But the good thing about taking an online course is that instead of your schedule revolving around your classes, your online classes revolve around your schedule. It is up to you when you want to sign into your classes and listen to a lecture. The best thing about this is you don't have to leave your home! You can take a test in your pajamas and you can do your work at your own speed.

You Don't Have to Waste Gas Driving

As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, I am a mother of two small children and I need to save all the money that I can to be able to properly take care of my kids. And nowadays, high as gas prices are, who wouldn't want to save money.

You Get to Spend More Free Time with Your Kids

Who wouldn't want to spend more quality time with their children? Kids grow up so fast nowadays. Online classes give you that freedom to balance coursework and family. Instead of having to miss out on important lectures and tests to take care of personal or family business that you can only take care of during the day, you can listen to your class lecture or take your test at any time of the day or night. Professors usually give you a deadline that consists of a time limit of a three day period to start and finish an exam.

The Credits Count the Same as Traditional Classes

A lot of people are skeptical of online courses because they think that maybe some of the credits won't count towards a degree. Online classes offer the same amount of credits as traditional classes. It is just like a traditional class environment and the learning that takes place within an online class is the same learning that takes place during a traditional college class.

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The Cost

Online courses cost the same amount of money as traditional college courses. For example, whatever it cost to physically take that class, it costs the same to take the class online. Many people believe just because the courses are online they will cost more. This is not always the case. Some online colleges and universities even offer free online classes to attract students to their schools. I don't know about you but FREE anything is a plus for me!

Some people also worry than financial aide grants wont pay for online courses. This is not the case. Like I mentioned before, online classes are like traditional classes. They are just online. You get the same amount of credits for the course you take online just like the traditional course. It is education non-the-less .

Education

You get the same amount of education in an online course as you would in a traditional college course. It just takes a little self discipline to stay on track with your course work. It takes determination to realize, maintain, and attain your goal at hand. DETERMINATION IS KEY!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I completed my entire Associates degree program online. It wasn't from some unheard of school either it was through Ivy Tech. All of the credits are transferable to any accredited school. I did it while raising seven kids and working 70 to 80 hours per week. The classes are harder than traditional classes according to my adviser, the costs were a bit more than traditional classes too, but I did it and graduated with a 3.4 GPA. Great hub; voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Wesley Meacham 5 years ago from Wuhan, China

      This is a good hub. It is well written and informative. I like the fact that you included links to important and useful websites.

      I had an Associates from a community college before I started taking classes from UoP. The last two years of my university work was all online. Just as you described the courses bend more readily to your schedule rather than the other way around. I was actually already living in China at the time that I finished my BA degree. So as you say, you don't have to leave the house... but then you've also got the option of going a lot further away than the couch. I had a tendency actually to do most of my work from coffee shops. I just liked getting out of the house.

      In my experience the financial situation was actually easier going through the online school than it was going through the ground schools. They walked me through the application process of getting loans and federal aid. It was great.

      Voted up, interesting and useful. Keep writing.

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      Thank you so much for sharing dmop. And congratulations for staying determined and keeping such a high GPA! You are truly an inspiration!

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks Wesley! Wow, you are proof if anything else that you don't have to physically be in a class to get a degree! Thanks again for stopping by and sharing.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Again such great information and so well put togather. Very much needed article.

      Shared via: hubbers alert on facebook, twitter, sumble upon, with hub follers.

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      Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks again Angela. And thanks for sharing.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Good article, good points made. Well done.

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      Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks CrazedNovelist! Glad you enjoyed the article.

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      Sandra Busby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      It's such a new world, getting a degree on line. Thanks for writing this article.

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      Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

      You're more than welcome sandrabusby. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

      Hello Susan. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. Please forgive me. I stay busy around the holidays. I am going to check out www.schoolsoup.com/ now. Thank you so much for the information and I will let you know if I need any more info. Again, Thank you! I'm always looking for something new to help further education.

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