Narrowing Your Search to Find an Affordable Online Degree

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).

Finding an Affordable Online University

So you’ve decided you’d like to earn an affordable online degree. A common question from prospective students is, “Where and how do I start?” The best way to start is by answering another question: “What do I really want out of a higher education?”

Answering this question will result in a much clearer image of how to start searching for the right affordable online college degree. With so many available options, it’s important to dig deep and assess your goals.

  • Do I want to find an affordable online bachelor's degree that is general (business, management, fine arts, etc.) or has a more specific concentration (affordable online accounting degree, IT, nursing, teaching, etc.)?
  • How do my future career objectives influence my choice of a master’s or affordable online bachelor’s degree? Affordable online university studies are just as challenging as on-campus programs. Where do I project to be around graduation, which can take up to four years (or longer)?
  • What are my personal educational criteria for online higher education? Considerations such as education cost, your available time, specific training or certifications you want, and your ability as a strong independent learner should all be components of your criteria.

After these considerations, you should be ready to search for the affordable online college degree that matches your preferences and circumstances. Analyze affordable online schools that meet your criteria and feel right for you.