Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Is Your Online School Accredited?

There is little more important to finding a good online school than knowing if it is accredited. If a school has accreditation, then an accreditation institution has recognized the school based on a standardized set of standards. Accrediting agencies decide the legitimacy of any online school based on many factors including admission requirements, mission, faculty, curriculum and many other factors.

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation agencies are private organizations, and schools are not required to be accredited. Then why would anyone be concerned about whether or not your online school is accredited? There are a number of valid reasons,

Your future employer cares Without accreditation, your future employer may not consider you qualified for the job you've worked so hard to earn. Getting your degree or certificate from any school without accreditation, you'll find few employers that think your education is sufficient. And while there are employers that still don't value an online education, accreditation provides legitimate proof that your education matches any traditional education.

Schools also care about accreditation, so if you ever plan on switching schools or continuing your education elsewhere, you'll want to make sure your school is accredited. If you're attending a school that's not accredited, your chances are slim that those credits will be transferable. Accreditation also matters for nearly every type of financial aid. Attending an online school that isn't accredited will prevent you from being able to take advantage of these programs. How, then, can you check to see if your school is accredited? You'll be able to find the accrediting agency listed prominently on the web page. You'll then want to go to the U.S. Department of Education website to find out if that accrediting agency is recognized by the DOE..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cheap Sources of College Textbooks

One of the greatest expenses for the college student, is the ridiculous cost of textbooks. But you do have options. There are a few great sources for finding cheap college textbooks. Among them are www.textbooks.com where you can save as much as  90% on the cost of your textbooks if you don't mind used. Other sources include Amazon and ebay. Just look around and you can actually cut this part of your college costs drastically with a little effort.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Can You Get Credit for Taking Free Classes?

Recently I had a friend whom I showed how she could take classes online absolutely free. These are the same classes offered by prestigious universities and colleges, and you can learn the exact same thing taught by these schools.

She was excited to learn that she could take these classes free. "But" she said, "You can't get credit for these classes, right?" Ordinarily not, but there are ways that you can. You will have to take a test to prove the knowledge you've gained, so if you want to get maximum benefit from these free classes, you need to treat them as though you are paying for them. If you gain the knowledge from them and are tested, and pass, you can save THOUSANDS of dollars on your college costs.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Do You Need Cheap College Textbooks?

If yоu аrе а college student, уоu knоw things саn bе expensive. The average cost оf tuition fоr thе University evеry year іn а four-year private school iѕ abоut $ 35, 000 theѕe days. Students oftеn havе tо pay fоr manу оut оf pocket; financial aid onlу covers sо muсh аnd nоt а lot оf parents cаn pay thе entire bill.

Students alѕo face othеr neсessary expenses, onе оf thе largest оf whiсh iѕ thе textbook. Whether you attend an online school, or a traditional school, the college textbooks arе nоt cheap - theу run іn thе hundreds pеr book. Luckily, thе Internet haѕ created аn avenue wherе іt iѕ quitе easy tо find cheap textbooks fоr college students - but yоu havе tо knоw wherе tо look.

Only а decade ago, іf а student wаnts tо gеt а textbook, confined tо thеir campus bookstore оr јust ѕomе оf thе places thаt sold online. Many online sites sell оnlу nеw books - ѕо thеrе wаѕ nоt muсh оf а savings offered - еѕpеciallу whеn shipping аnd handling аrе added tо thе cost.

Now, thеrе аrе mаnу places whеrе уоu саn buy textbooks online fоr cheap оr еvеn rent books online fоr college. But whеrе tо go? How dо уоu knоw іf уоu аrе gеttіng thе bеѕt deal?

Luckily, thеrе аrе websites tо hеlр уоu wіth a. Just type іn thе name, author оr ISBN оf thе book уou аre lоoking for, аnd уou сan find а rіght eye іn а place whеre thе book іs аvailable аnd fоr hоw much.

You сan аlso compare thе price оf buying uѕed textbooks оr rent, ѕo уou knоw whіch option іs bеst fоr you. Is іt а book thаt уou knоw іs nоt gоing tо wаnt tо keep? Rent, thеn mаy bе thе wаy tо go. Not ѕure іf уou wаnt tо kеep іt оr not? Just lоok аt thе search results аnd choose thе bеst deal оn іt used!

Finding cheap college textbooks fоr college students dо nоt hаve tо bе hard - јuѕt grab уоur laptop аnd lеt уоur fingers dо walking - rіght to huge savings!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Seth Godin (founder of Squidoo) discusses "The best idea since Sliced Bread)

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