Life is busy, messy and sometimes it’s not at all, what we planned. For many people, this means missed opportunities. Like not being able to go to college.
But experts agree, you now can get your chance back by enrolling with a respectable distance learning program at an online education university.
Distance learning programs are today offered at any level. You can enroll with an associate degree online or a bachelor degree. The decision is up to you.
But you should know that an associate degree online is the cheapest form of higher education. In a world where money is an issue for most of us, an associate degree online might be the answer for those looking to make more money or who feel stuck in a job and want to switch careers.
Not to mention that an associate distance learning program will have you out on the job market in two years or less.
For those who want the full four-year experience, no problem. You can enroll with bachelor distance learning programs. The majority of online college classes provider offer bachelor programs in a variety of fields.
Online education is no longer the persona non-grata of higher education. Today even respectable brick-and-mortar universities offer online college classes and degrees.
So you can have the option to enroll with a traditional or online college and study online. It’s up to you.
And like any college students, online education learners are also eligible to receive funding. You can pay for your online college classes with the help of scholarships and grants.
Enquire at your university of choice whether they have something available for you. If not, students enrolled with distance learning programs can always search online for alternative funding programs.
For example, if you have graduate from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy or Durham School of Arts in North Carolina and are headed for a college in the states (including Watts School or Nursing), you might be eligible to apply for the Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship.
Students looking to pursue an on-campus or distance learning program need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be able to demonstrate financial need, in order to be considered for the grant.
The winner of the $2,000 scholarship will be chosen based on a number of criteria including character, academic merit and involvement in service to the community.
If you’re interested to apply, then you should create a new account on the Triangle Community Foundation’s website and apply from there.
The deadline for this year’s scholarship just passed (March 31, 2018), but you can bookmark this page and come back to it next year.