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The first step toward making a huge decision such as going back to school is to inform yourself so as to establish realistic expectations about your options. If you aren't sure how all this works or whether it's a viable option for you, begin with our Getting Started section. To learn about options for reducing the financial burden of higher education, look into our financial aid articles. We've also compiled information on various types of accreditation to clear up questions you may have about an institution's credentials.


Choose the right online degree, find an accredited online school, and prepare for the online learning experience.


The articles in this section define types of aid, direct you to helpful scholarship and loan sites, and answer your most important financial aid related questions.


This section will explain what accreditation is, why it matters, and how you can be sure that your school has this important stamp of approval.


In our continued effort to provide prospective students with comprehensive information about online colleges and universities, our Community section connects you to the discussion on online education. Browse interviews with professors from online universities across the country, read personal stories and experiences from students in online universities and more.

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