going to school online

Nicole - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Does anyone go to school online? I figure now's a good time, since I plan on being a SAHM for a while I may as well work on a degree so when I do go back to work I'll be able to get a job! I just don't know where to start! I think I would like to do something in early childhood education, like be a preschool or kindergarten teacher or assisstant. I worked at a daycare with toddlers before I had my son and I loved it. Does anyone know of a good online school that's accredited and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? My husband is active duty military, I don't know if there's a military discount or something like that on tuition. Advice please!

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Kristen - posted on 03/12/2011

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I currently attend the University of Phoenix online pursuing my degree in elementary education. I really like this school everyone is so nice, my academic advisor is awesome and is so helpful. They are accredited and the coursework is really flexible, I have a two year old daughter that I chase after all day and still have time to do all of my school work after she goes to bed.

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Shanna - posted on 03/11/2011

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I work at a college who is accredited. you can chek it out at pccc.edu. We offer courses online and the fees are prety reasonable. Howver you can google colleges by majors to se whats right for you. Scroll through the web pages to find academic bullentins to see more detail. I work in admissions and for financial aid. Go to fafsa.ed.gov fill out financial aid application there. there are GI tuition waivers you can apply for. In addition to financial aid(FAFSA), schools offer in house scholarships and u can also ask employers or previous employers if they offer scholarships. good luck any questions you can inbox me

Lotte - posted on 03/11/2011

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nlc.bc.ca I don't know where you are but people from all over BC can take it, all you have to do is find practicum in your own town. You can make a schedule and organize the courses to make them work for you, just make sure you don't screw yourself on student loan by taking too many or too little at one time.

Tiffany - posted on 07/14/2009

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I was taking 2 classes at a time online. It's not too difficult. I took my classes through Rio Salado Community College, based out of Arizona, and it was really easy to navigate the site and the prices were reasonable. Some colleges do offer military discounts, but you have to ask about it. Also, something that might make paying for college easier is to fill out a FAFSA. It's FREE money. I use it all the time for my college classes. You do NOT have to pay it back. Just go to www.fafsa.edu.gov and click on Fill Out Your FAFSA. As far as the classes that you want to take, there are prereqauisites for everything, so you should start with the basics. English101, Psychology 101, College Algebra, English 102, etc. If you are not sure what to start with, you can call a career advisor or someone else at the college and they should be able to help you get started. Good luck!

Candra - posted on 07/14/2009

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I go to school online.. i use to take 3 classes but i got to overwhelmed with a 2 year old and new born so now i take 2 classes and at time it seems like a lot but i can manage it a lot better than the 3 classes it works for me and my family a lot easier than going in

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2009

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I'm doing online school as well...so I don't get overwhelmed I'm just doing 1 class at a time for now, and as I get more accustomed to being a SAHM and I get my son into more of a routine I'll add more courses to my schedule. As for which online school, all I can say is to do your research, I'm doing online courses from a local community college. So I know that its reputable and since I'm only taking 1 class at a time I'm able to pay out of pocket and skip out on the student loans.

Anne - posted on 07/14/2009

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Hi Nicole! I am studying at home, via correspondance.. Its very difficult to be self-disciplined and manage time around the kids and housework! But I'm not giving up yet! good luck with whatever you choose to do..

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