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The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).
Never mistake that because the cost of an affordable online degree program is low, the quality of education will be low as well. Strive for an affordable online degree that is highly respected in the market. After all, the true value of your education is measurable in the benefits accrued after your program has been completed.
Ask yourself, “If I could only find affordable online college degree programs that were easy, are they really affordable?” The answer is no. For example, if you tried to save $20,000 by enrolling in a non-accredited, easy program and it cost you over $20,000 per year in future compensation, would you consider that affordable?
It is also important to consider your savings, not in terms of money, but in terms of time. Online degree programs allow flexibility not available in on-campus programs, adapting your education to your schedule rather than the other way around.
You should understand that a top affordable online school offers only challenging online bachelor’s degree programs. While these programs require you to be a strong, independent learner who is in control of your own education, you also have access to the personal support of a mentor.
Earning an affordable online college degree in this environment displays to the world that you committed to completing a respected program and have achieved your goal. Current and future employers will attach great value to you and your achievements.
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