December 2014

  • How to Pay Less for College & Get a Scholarship This Year

    How to Pay Less for College & Get a Scholarship This Year
    Beth Dumbauld

    According to new research from the Student Monitor, the number one problem that college students report facing today is the cost of education, with 66% of students agreeing with the statement that the “cost of college is too expensive.” That’s why we’re kicking off the new year with a series of practical tips on how to save money on college, so you can reduce your financial stress, pay less for college, and focus on what really matters – achieving your goals. Our saving money on college series will offer insight on scholarships and provide advice on reducing your cost of college, such as completing your general education courses online or enrolling in a competency-based degree program. Today’s saving money on college tip ...

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  • Happy Holidays & Congratulations Students

    Happy Holidays & Congratulations Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    The holiday season is a time of celebration. And that’s why StraighterLine is taking this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all our students who have used our online courses this year to pursue their educational goals. We congratulate you on each step that takes you closer to your degree. Congratulations... on deciding that this year is the year to get your degree. on choosing a major and creating a degree plan. on getting that first college paper finished - even while working full time. on taking your first math class in years. on successfully completing your first college course. on completing your last college course. on earning your degree. We knew you could do it! Happy Holidays from StraighterL ...

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  • 4 Ways College Algebra Can Help Your Career - Even Without a Math Degree

    4 Ways College Algebra Can Help Your Career - Even Without a Math Degree
    Beth Dumbauld

    College Algebra is the study of college-level algebra and its applications.  Though this might not seem so relevant to your daily life, it is actually one of the most important subjects that you can take when you enroll in a low-cost online college class. 1. You’ll gain really interesting insights about problem solving and how to approach a challenge. Better yet, the analytical skill set learned in college algebra has very practical applications in business, science, health care, and other non-technical fields like teaching, design, or any job that requires some degree of analytical thinking. That’s why having a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math can lead to higher pay after graduation; it can help yo ...

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  • StraighterLine College Savings Network - The Guaranteed Way to Save Money on Your Degree in All 50 States

    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you looking for a way to cut the cost of college where you live? Do you need to save money on your college degree? Want to know which schools accept your StraighterLine low-cost online courses for credit? This infographic provides a 50 state guide to each campus location of the nearly 100 accredited colleges in the StraighterLine College Savings Network. Want to know how to get started? Get your free personalized degree plan today! It also shows how easy StraighterLine makes it to get your degree 100% online at a fraction of the cost. All StraighterLine partner colleges offer online degree programs - available to students in every state.  All StraighterLine courses are ACE Credit recommended. Want to know ho ...

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  • Innovating Education: How Online Learning Helps Students Graduate 

    Innovating Education: How Online Learning Helps Students Graduate 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Higher education is a struggle against time and money. Students throughout the country are trying their hardest to reach those all-important educational goals. The challenge is greatest for low-income students, first-generation students and adult learners. Overall, men have lower graduation rates than women. Whether or not you fall into one of these groups, you are probably feeling the strain of completing a rigorous degree program while maintaining financial stability. It simply isn’t easy for anyone. Time for changing the cost of college One of the biggest challenges for 21st-century students is the sheer cost of education. Even as America recovers from its recession, many private and public institutions have raised tuition significan ...

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