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What are the benefits of online masters degree programs?

Why would I opt to go for online masters degree programs instead of studying on campus? Would I be making any saving in terms of the amount of money I will have to spend by the end of the program? Is the quality of education the same between the person studying online IT degree and the person studying the same course on campus? Will the tutors be on call whenever I will be in need of a personal assistant? Is a free online degree as marketable as the degree undertaken from the college premises?

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Ross Pratt on March 20, 2018

A person who chooses to undertake a postgraduate degree course online over the internet is a smart student. It will not just save up on the cost but will also give you a great opportunity to fulfill your other life obligations. The following are advantages of studying an IT degree online:

  • You will keep your current employment even as you study: you will be able to arrange your classes in such a way that they will not interfere with your current job. This will ensure that your bills are paid without having to rely on another person. This will also avoid over-reliance on loans to foot your school fees.
  • Bring down your debts as a student: A student getting a degree free online will cut down by a huge margin the amount of money he could spend on tuition fees. For this reason, there will be no need to ask for a student loan which has enslaved so many people who have to spend a long time trying to pay up the loan. The cost you would have incurred eating out is eliminated because you can eat at home. You will also not be obliged to pay for parking fees and fuel your car in order to go to classes.
  • Your current job will be an asset to your resume: instead of spending maybe three years studying and then look for a job afterward, you can add an experience to your resume. A future employer will be glad to have you work for them because of your ability to organize yourself between work and school.
  • You will be able to participate more freely in class: A student who would have remained quiet in class because he is not outgoing will freely be able to raise a point online or participate in group work without the fear of a fellow student. This will make you stand out but would not have been the case if you were in a classroom situation.
  • You will not be limited in the choice of a school: a student who has to attend normal classes has to look for the available vacancy in a school within his vicinity which could be too expensive or not up to standard. On-line degrees, on the other hand, give you a chance to spread your wing and study in a school of your choice. Who knows? The school could be even cheaper and with more advanced technologies.

Wilson Hansena year ago

I went through a school-based program twenty years ago and I understand the benefits of being present in class. However, after getting a chance from a reputable university to be one of their online tutors, I would gladly advice all my students to enroll in online masters degree program. I am personally online eighteen hours a day and this is an assurance that I will answer any of my students’ questions promptly. I am also able to have a closer relationship with the students as they are online mostly at a different time unlike in a classroom situation where all the students are in class at the same time. The fees are also reduced considering the big saving you will be making from home. For example, instead of paying for two houses if you are a family man, you will only pay for one. The only extra expenditure is the data bundles but this can be sorted out as there are so many affordable data suppliers that will keep you connected for a small fee. Enjoy the freedom and enroll in a free on-line degree.


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