Resources for Online College Students

The OnlineU team is dedicated to providing resources to help students make informed decisions about their education. We hope to demystify the cost of college and make information about online college tuition easy to find. Read our articles to learn about financial aid, paying for college, and online college accreditation.

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Is an Online MBA Worth It?

Is an Online MBA Worth It?

Online MBA programs have been growing in popularity. Learn the impact this degree can have on your career, salary, and skill set.

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Is an Online MSW Worth It?

Is an Online MSW Worth It?

A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is an excellent option for those wanting to work in the human services and social justice arenas....

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What is the FAFSA? A Comprehensive Guide

What is the FAFSA? A Comprehensive Guide

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, is the one-stop application for aid from the federal government,...

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Online College Accreditation

Online College Accreditation

The massive expansion of online learning programs means there are thousands of legitimate, high-quality online degrees available to distance learners today. While it's important...

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How to Pay for College

Read our best tips for college savings plans, learn ways to make tuition more affordable, and discover new ways to pay for college.

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Returning to College

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Returning to College

To achieve your career goals when returning to college, it's important to avoid these five financial mistakes.

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What to Know About All the Popular College Savings Plans

What to Know About All the Popular College Savings Plans

Compare the pros and cons of college savings plan options, including CDs, 529 plans, and ESAs.

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The Student Debt Crisis in 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The Student Debt Crisis in 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Student debt is undoubtedly one of the biggest economic dilemmas of our generation, and there's still no sign of it s...

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Saving for College at the Last Minute

Saving for College at the Last Minute

College can cost as much as a house - and saving to pay for this investment may seem daunting, especially if you have...

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Should Students Pay Full Price for an Online Education During the Pandemic?

Should Students Pay Full Price for an Online Education During the Pandemic?

While the future of higher education may be uncertain this school year, one thing is clear. Students don't want to...

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How to Make College Cheaper

How to Make College Cheaper

While universities traditionally have no issue with filling programs, student retention is another story. Of the 1...

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