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Maybe you've dreamed of graduating from a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), but you can't find a way to go full-time. Or, maybe your preferred school is too far away from you live now, and it would be too expensive to relocate or commute. 

Good news: You can still earn your degree and participate in the HBCU experience by earning your degree online. With an online degree, you may not have the campus experience but you'll still enjoy many of the benefits of attending an HBCU, including specialized courses of study, the name recognition of your alma mater, and access to alumni networks.

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If you're an adult and thinking of going to college online, you may have more financial aid options than you realize. 

Yes, there are grants for adults to attend online college. In fact, adults (including online learners) are eligible for most of the same forms of financial aid as students who have just graduated from high school. That includes the federal Pell Grant, which can be worth up to $5,815 annually.  There is, however, one roadblock: Not all online schools accept FAFSA. 

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Pell Grants are one of the most sought-after forms of financial aid. They are awarded by the federal government and can be worth up to $5,815 annually. Yet, there is a lot of confusion about which schools accept them. 

The fast answer: Any school—either online or traditional—that accepts the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, accepts Pell Grants. 

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Going to college online can be a smart option. In addition to the scheduling flexibility, many online students are able to save a lot of money. Every dollar that you’re not paying toward room and board, or commuting costs, can go toward your tuition.

If Liberty University is a school that you’re considering for your online education, you’re probably wondering if it’s a good use of your tuition dollar. Here we’ll take an overall look at the school, take a deep dive into student reviews, and give our overall assessment.

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If you live in or near Michigan, you probably know that Baker College has a large selection of online degree programs.

As one of the ten largest non-profit schools in the country, Baker has a massive presence in the Michigan area. But how do their online offerings stack up? Here, we'll take a deep dive into what online students had to say about their experience. 

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If you're considering starting college but you'd like to go to school online, you may have run across the name Penn Foster. This school offers a wide variety of online programs, making it an attractive option for online students. 

But you may be wondering if Penn Foster is a good school that will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of your financial investment in your education. While lots of people have positive experiences at the school, any new student should carefully look at two things before enrolling: accreditation and lack of federal financial aid. 

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