October 2013

  • New Science Courses Fulfill Your College’s Lab Requirement Online

    Barry Lenson

    If your college requires you to take a biology or chemistry course with a lab component, you’ve probably been thinking that you’ll have to pay top dollar and travel back and forth to campus to take your class. Not so. Now these StraighterLine courses let you complete your lab work entirely online, with no need to ever set foot in a science building . . . Introduction to Biology with Lab General Chemistry I with Lab Each of these courses will earn you four credit hours that you can transfer to your regular college or to a StraighterLine Partner College. And they are economically priced at less than one-third the price you would pay for a class on campus. How StraighterLine’s Online Lab Courses Work When you enroll, yo ...

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  • Earn a Nursing Degree Faster at Western Governors University

    Barry Lenson

    Nursing students from Coast to Coast have discovered the great nursing program at Western Governors University. It’s quickly becoming one of the most respected nursing programs in the country, and with good reason. Everything that WGU does is done the right way, with careful thought and planning. The same is true for the University’s nursing program, which WGU created by working with hospitals and other health care providers. Because the program was designed to train nurses for the specific needs of the industry, nurses who graduate from WGU can be certain they have the skills and knowledge that today’s workplace demands. WGU’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. WGU’s undergra ...

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  • The United States Sports Academy a Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    “Those already in the industry know: Studying online with the United States Sports Academy can advance a career in sports. Whether you need a degree, continuing education, or a course or two, the United States Sports Academy has a wealth of sports courses to enroll in. With rolling registration, you can begin at your convenience. That’s just one reason 96% of Academy graduates say they’d recommend us to friends and colleagues.” – from the United States Sports Academy website If you’re thinking of a career in sports training, coaching, or administration, the United States Sports Academy should be part of your educational plans. And we have some great news for you. The USSA is now a StraighterLine Partner College. That means th ...

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  • What to Do When Financial Aid Fails You Before Finishing Your Degree

    Beth Dumbauld

    If you are like most college students, there’s a good chance you are a “non-traditional” student. Likewise, your college degree path is probably also non-traditional. Unfortunately, a zigzagging degree path can greatly complicate an already complicated financial endeavor: financing your college education. According to the US Department of Education, 73% of college students are considered to have one or more non-traditional student characteristic. These characteristic can be as varied as delaying enrollment in college, going to school part-time, accumulating credits from a variety of different academic and professional programs, having a family and going to college, changing majors and extending one’s time at college, changing col ...

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  • Before You Take Out Student Loans, Reduce Your Overall Cost of College

    Beth Dumbauld

    Think student loans can help you afford college? Think again. It’s a mistake to confuse access to financial tools, including student loans, with affordability. What is a financial tool? A student loan is a financial tool. A credit card is a financial tool. A check is a financial tool. Cash is a financial tool as well. Financial tools, as necessary as they are, are limited in purpose: A financial tool allows you to pay your college expenses. A financial tool can not change the overall cost of earning your college degree. Affordability (your overall cost of college) and your ability to graduate from college with a degree are far more in sync than your ability to take out student loans and your ability to graduate from coll ...

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