Online Learning

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:

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.

El Paso TEDx Focuses on Advanced Degrees and Post- Secondary Education

There is an ongoing debate about higher education and whether there is value in having a bachelor’s or master’s degree versus additional training geared towards a specific skillset. Some argue that the return on investment for higher education is not worth the price tag. However, at a recent TEDx in El Paso Texas, a prominent local businessman explained just how important it is for individuals to receive an advanced degree to help the local economy.

Online Learning Continues to Soar

With the market for online education predicted to swell this year, as the popularity and accessibility of online learning expands into new geographies and mobile devices become ever more ubiquitous, the scope, provider market, and variety of platforms in the online educational arena is sure to grow as well. As it does, educators and students alike must take advantage of the wonderful accessibility the online platform provides, while making sure that an adherence to quality and student outcomes remains a top priority.

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?

UMassOnline Advisor Spotlight: Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

UMassOnline is excited to share our first Advisor Spotlight blog. All of our incredible advisors are available to students throughout the five campuses, as well as online. Here is a profile of UMass Senior Lecturer and advisor Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD.

What was your background in education and helping students?

Reasons to Love the UMassOnline 24/7 Tech Support

For online students, technology is the backbone behind their entire college experience and if their technology fails them, that can be detrimental to their coursework. Luckily, taking classes online with UMass arms their students with 24/7 tech support to ensure any technological issue can be dealt with efficiently and effectively. Here are a few reasons to love the UMassOnline 24/7 tech support.

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