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Affordable online degrees: College done your way without annoying college problems

Written by Allison Brenner on Monday, 09 September 2013. Posted in Career

Affordable Online Degrees: College Done Your Way Without Annoying College Problems

Movies like Animal House and Old School depict a very narrow view of what college life is supposed to be like. While that idea may be one person’s ideal advanced learning situation, the truth is there are many other college types. Going to an online college allows you to avoid many of the less than glamorous aspects of truly attending a brick-and-mortar school.

  • Spending a lot of money:
    No need to spend money on meal plans and football tickets. Taking your schooling to the internet allows you to study for affordable online degrees without breaking the bank. Instead of paying for a parking place on campus, you can put that money toward something that will last longer than a semester.
  • Loud neighbors late at night:
    Living in a dorm, you’re surrounded by boisterous neighbors who make it impossible to get sleep before class. Online college allows you to go to sleep on your own schedule in the peace and quiet of your own home.
  • Tons of all-nighters:
    Staying up all night to cram for a test or finish a paper is a constant occurrence in college. Getting your degree on the web allows you to learn and study when and where it fits into your schedule. No late nights necessary!
  • Deciding what to wear to class:
    Buying the latest brand of jeans or picking the right shoes to wear on your walk to campus takes time and energy. Why do that when you can have class right in your home? You can even wear pajamas without feeling judged from others.
  • Walking to campus in the rain:
    Like post carriers, classes happen in the rain, snow and sleet and if you go to a brick-and-mortar school, you have to walk to class in all kinds of inclement weather. Online school lets you go to class inside where it’s nice and dry.
  • Scheduling your day around classes:
    Online college means you can fit your schooling into your life – not the other way around. No more taking time to commute to campus or lose specific hours of your day to sit in a classroom.
  • Bad cafeteria food:
    Dining hall food is inherently inedible. Why wait in lines for mystery mean when you can have home cooked food every night? Even better: in online colleges there are no dining plans!
  • Fretting over schedules:
    It can be overwhelming to decide which courses to take when there is no clear path to graduation. Even worse, in traditional college not every course is offered every semester. At Ashworth, you always know what class comes next and it’s ready whenever you are.

While online college may not be right for everyone, it definitely has some perks compared to traditional brick and mortar colleges. Looking to earn an affordable online degree on your terms means you still have a legitimate degree to show employers but without the worries of campus life.

About the Author

Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner

Allison Brenner is a copywriter with James Madison High School and Ashworth College. Alli, holds a B.S. Journalism from the Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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