Online degrees can save students money compared to a traditional degree. Online students avoid bills for campus housing, transportation, and child care. But schools tend to tack on a lot of fees for online degrees, and those fees can push your cost higher than what a traditional student would pay. A Dallas Morning News investigation found that schools often charge more for their online degrees than their campus degrees. Still, with a bit of detective work, you can get a great education at a fair price
For-profit schools pioneered the online degree, but many public universities have jumped into the market in the past few years. That’s great for students. Not-for-profits tend to have lower tuition and offer majors that are in demand by employers. If you’re looking for the right school, your first step is to find places that have a good program in your major. Next up, figure out the cost. We’ll walk you through the steps to do that.