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Is There Financial Assistance for Online Students?

Yes, financial assistance is available to students pursuing their degrees online, just like their on-campus counterparts. To understand the full scope and breadth of these options, it is essential to research all financial aid avenues at the federal, state and private levels.  By combining multiple forms of financial support, tuition costs can be significantly reduced.

These options include:

UMass Online Course Spotlight: Accounting Information Systems

ACT 355 Accounting Information Systems which is an online course I will be teaching in the Fall 2015 semester.  I’d like to give prospective students an idea of what the course is like and my perspective as its professor.

4 Tips on Selecting a Degree Program

You know you need to go back to school, but you are just not sure what to study. Does this sound familiar to you?

This dilemma is not an uncommon issue with adult learners. Sometimes it’s the awkward feeling of holding back and venturing off into the unknown that keeps us standing still. A lot of learners have been working in the same field for years, but are yearning to really pursue their passion.

Some great first steps to get the process in motion are:

UMass Lowell Receives 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Online Education

The University of Massachusetts has a longstanding track record of academic excellence – featuring faculty who are Nobel Pulitzer Prize winners and Laureates as well as being a pioneer in online learning for the past two decades.

Debunking 3 Misconceptions of Online Learning

When searching for the right online degree or course, there are so many options it can be challenging to find the one for you. As an adult learner and working professional, your time is limited and I am sure you aren't enrolling in online education just for fun but rather to learn a new skill or build on what you already know.

You need relevant and actionable solutions for real-world problems. To help you along your journey in finding the right online program, I would like to debunk three common misconceptions about online learning:

New Normal Series: How UMassOnline Staff Manage Working from Home During COVID-19

During a time when many parents have to adjust to working from home with children due to covid-19, I’m fortunate that UMass Online has always been flexible with allowing me to do this when I needed.

A UMass Love Story 20 Years in the Making

Before the “romantic” days of swiping left or right to find that special someone on your phone, the “old school” way of meeting people through friends, colleagues or while attending college was really the only option.

Celebrating all things romance and love, we are taking you back 20 years – sharing a UMass love story about one of our very own.

Meet Som Seng, UMassOnline Director of Marketing, who shares how she met her now-husband and forever #MCM, Jay, 20 years ago while they were both undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

Common Question: Where Do I Purchase My Textbooks?

This fall semester some Freshman will be decorating their dorm rooms at one of the beautiful campuses this fall, while others will be logging on to the UMass community from the comfort of their own home. Either way, it’s time to buy the textbooks you need for your classes, and if you are an online student, it may be a little more difficult to get to the campus bookstore.

Are Online Degree Programs at UMass Easier Than Those at Traditional Universities?

Many scholars, dignitaries and professionals use the famous quote “Knowledge is Power” to stress the importance of education as a means to achieving ones goals. However, as higher education costs continue to rise growing number of students feel that a college education is simply out of their reach. For many, online education is the key to making the cost of education become more manageable regardless of students’ financial situations.

Personal Finance is the Key to Success

Credit card management is only one aspect of personal financial literacy. Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chairman, once said that our financial preparedness is essential to their well-being and of vital importance to our economic future. With the student loan debt rising every year it is imperative that students make financial literacy a priority. Learning as much as you can about personal finance can help you to achieve a higher standard of living, reach personal and professional financial goals and reduce stress by creating good financial habits early on.

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