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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:

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.

Common Question: Will My Diploma Say That I Took My Degree Online?

We receive many different questions from prospective students when it comes to higher education. How do I know what program is right for me? How do I best manage online coursework with my personal and professional life?  What’s the best way for me to interact with my professors in an online format? We will be tackling some of the most frequently asked questions in our ongoing blog series.

This week, Is my diploma going to say that I took my degree online?

UMass Lowell Now Offers Behavioral Management in Autism Graduate Online Certificate

This April, the Autism Society has gone beyond simply promoting autism awareness, but worked to encourage individuals to become partners and advocates in the movement toward acceptance and appreciation of the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. On April 2, individuals everywhere wore blue in participation of the “Light it up Blue” campaign. With tremendous amounts of support, this day has turned into a global effort to honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

Can International Students Apply For Online Programs Or Courses?

The University of Massachusetts incorporates diversity-related programming online for the entire community, and our programs are enriched by the unique perspectives and cultures of the international students. Students from over 70 countries attend the University of Massachusetts, and it is UMassOnline that makes it possible to further that diversity by increasing the accessibility of higher education to all corners of the Globe.

In order to be considered, international students are commonly asked to provide the following, but not limited to:

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Orientation and Mobility Graduate Certificate

For those interested in helping the visually impaired live independent, productive lives, being a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist may be a great option for you!

Offered through The UMass Boston Graduate College of Education and supported by the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE), this certification is recommended to students who are passionate about assisting individuals who are blind/visually impaired reach their goal of becoming safe, efficient, and independent travelers.

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