May 2012

  • Why Summer School is for Smarties

    Why Summer School is for Smarties
    Barry Lenson

    Here are some great reasons to take online college courses during the summer . . . 1 - You can test out possible college majors. Taking a course in science or business, for example, can be a great way to evaluate a possible specialization or career path. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! 2 - You can learn a skill that can help you qualify for a specific job. If you’re applying for a job in the growing healthcare fields, for example, summer could be a great time to learn more by taking a course in medical terminology. 3 - If you’re a high school student, you can use summer courses to improve your chances of getting into college. The right online course can even help you pass AP and CLEP exams and ea ...

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  • All She Wants to do is Nap, Nap, Nap - and Earn Her Degree: Moms and College

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbauld All moms are rock stars even when they’re sporting mom jeans and sensible shoes. Doesn’t matter what you wear when you take classes online. Ignore the paparazzi banging on your minivan door and read about other famous moms who went back to school in this StraighterLine Report: Famous Moms who Went Back to School Just had a baby and your brain has turned to mush? Turn your mind back into a solid by taking online college courses. You can learn how in this StraighterLine Report: Going to College After a Baby: One Nap at a Time Work it, earn it, own it. With online learning, you have the ability to earn your degree even as an over-scheduled working mom. During your next coffee break, why not consume these low calorie tip ...

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  • Why Mothers Should Go Back to College on Mothers’ Day

    Barry Lenson

    Why Mothers Should Go Back to College on Mothers’ Day Mother’s Day is a holiday when moms from coast to coast get presents and cards. They should! Mothers are the glue that holds most families together, and they deserve gratitude every day of the year. If you are a mother, here is a suggestion for a present that you can give yourself this Mother’s Day . . . Why not start or go back to college? The good news is, going to college today is easier than ever before, thanks to online learning. No matter where you are in your life – a young mother, a single mother, or a mother of high school or college students – you can fit online courses in and around your busy lifestyle. You can even go to college if you are a busy grandmother. ...

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  • Rutgers Students Paying $1,000 Annually to Support Athletics

    Barry Lenson

    Rutgers Students Paying $1,000 Annually to Support Athletics We love athletics. What could be better than watching football while sitting on squishy cushions in frigid bleachers?  We also love banging together inflated plastic tubes at basketball games. We even love watching college swim meets when all we can see are bobbing swim caps and we have no idea at all who is winning or losing. Go team. No doubt about it. Sports are big fun. But here’s a sobering question for you. Are you willing to personally pay $1,000 a year to support the athletic program at your university? We are talking about $1,000. That’s a lot of money. It is, in fact, more than an entire freshman year of college if you enroll in StraighterLine’s Freshman Year ...

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  • How Much Money Can StraighterLine’s Freshman Year of College for $999 Save You?

    Barry Lenson

    How Much Money Can StraighterLine’s Freshman Year of College for $999 Save You? If you’re planning to go to college for four years, StraighterLine’s Freshman Year of College for $999 program can save you a lot of money. How much? On average, between about $24,000 and $50,000, as the above table shows. And your savings could be even greater. If you spend one of your four years taking courses online instead of attending courses on campus, you won’t pay student activity fees, costs of room and board, and other college expenses. Of course you will still have to pay for housing, food, textbooks and other costs, whether you live on a campus or not. StraighterLine can save you a bundle. And Freshman Year of College for $999 is o ...

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