Save Money by Going to School Online

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).

Getting a quality education online

A quality education, despite its monetary cost, is invaluable. However, considering affordable online degree programs can save you significant sums while also delivering a quality education. Some of the major cost savings offered by earning an affordable online college degree include:

  • No room and board fees. On-campus study adds at least $10,000 to $15,000 of expense per school year (around nine months) because of dorm and food costs.
  • No commuting expenses. Even choosing commuting versus a dormitory to save money comes with a cost. Attending an affordable online university eliminates fuel costs, auto wear and tear, accident probability, and commuting time, considerably lowering your expenses.
  • Child care costs for parents of younger children. Depending on your commute and class times, you can often save the expenses of caring for your children while you’re attending on-campus programs.
  • Reduced textbook costs. Many quality affordable online schools offer digital books and library subscriptions, saving textbook expenses that can easily equal $65 to $100 per book.

These are some of the major savings features you would enjoy through earning a master’s or bachelor’s degree through a cheap online school versus on-campus study.