Getting an education online is a popular option today, thanks to our friend, technology. One of the reasons for the popularity is because many adults that hold a regular 9 to 5 job do not have the flexibility to go to traditional classes. Similarly, if you are a single mom or single dad, it is hard to attend school, go to work, and take care of your child. By pursuing the option of an online education, you will have the flexibility of working toward your college degree while attending to the needs in your life. Not surprisingly, it is not only single parents that want to get an online education. Many students who can attend a traditional classroom setting opt for an online degree because of the flexibility to take classes whenever they want to, and still have time to work part time or even full time.
As we know, getting a higher education is expensive and getting an online education is no different. Many people are under the false impression that if you want to get your education online, you cannot get financial aid in the form of student loans or scholarships. Therefore, many students that would qualify for this type of financial aid do not go to school at all or pay out of pocket when they do not have to.
Many do not know that in 2006, the Federal Government passed a law for individuals who are interested in getting an online degree. This law states that you can get financial aid if you qualify. Part of the qualifications is that you cannot only take a small number of classes to develop your skillset. You must be going to school to get your degree.
The advice is to get the FAFSA application, which stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as the first step to see if you qualify for financial aid.