Higher Education

  • Accrediting the Unaccredited

    Accrediting the Unaccredited
    Burck Smith

    What is a college? The typical image of a college comes with buildings, classrooms, parking lots, sports teams and sometimes ivory towers. However, none of this can be provided online. So, what is a college online? Really, nothing separates a college from a non-college when delivering online courses. The only distinction is that students taking online courses from “colleges,” as defined by the federal Department of Education, are eligible for cheap loans and Pell grants. Yet, over 90% of colleges charge the same OR MORE for online courses than for face-to-face courses – despite the fact that the cost of delivery is far less. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Financial Aid Only for Most Expensive Onli ...

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    Beth Dumbauld

    Not everyone knows where they will end up when they first start college. Many don’t know what they want to do, or what degree they need, until later in life. You can, however, still dream big even if your degree plans shift along the way. We're offering a special tribute to transfer students, students who have taken online courses or gone back to school to finish their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these stories of famous men and women who completed their education on their own terms. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Check out the success of these famous college transfer students, including 7 presidents of the United States: Barack Obama President Barack Obama may be the world’s m ...

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  • Financial Aid for Online Courses?

    Financial Aid for Online Courses?
    Beth Dumbauld

    The time in which a student can use financial aid, such as a Pell Grant, to help pay for StraighterLine courses may be on its way to becoming a real possibility. “Political support is building for a system to encourage and oversee higher education upstarts that don't look or act like colleges, such as online course providers and coding boot camps. And these emerging players soon may have a pathway to accreditation and even federal financial aid eligibility, albeit in limited or experimental form.” That’s the insight from Paul Fain in his recent article for Inside Higher Ed, which highlights StraighterLine's innovative education model of offering affordable general education courses to students in a low risk environment. “There ar ...

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  • Save Big on Your Degree from 3 Great New Partner Schools: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights

    Save Big on Your Degree from 3 Great New Partner Schools: StraighterLine Monthly Partner Highlights
    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re excited to introduce New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Indiana Tech, and Tiffin University as our newest StraighterLine partner colleges. Indiana Tech and Tiffin are both participating in StraighterLine’s Partner Scholarship Program, too. We are also pleased to announce Charter Oak State College (COSC), already a StraighterLine partner, has joined our StraighterLine Partner Scholarship Program! When students enroll at any one of the 100+ accredited schools in our college savings network, they are guaranteed to receive full course credit for approved college courses taken at StraighterLine. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Tiffin University – StraighterLine Partner College Scholarship* Leadership ...

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  • 8 Famous Women Who Went Back to School

    8 Famous Women Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    As we celebrate women's history month, we'd like to offer a special tribute to working women who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of famous women who returned to further their education while working, raising children, and pursuing their dreams. Working women who “drop back into” school may come from all walks of life, but they share these important traits: strength, discipline, and dedication to the ideals of success and knowledge. Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling needs no introduction. As author of the immortal Harry Potter series, her enduring fame is assured. But it hadn’t always been ...

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