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Maybe you want to earn your master’s degree to enter a new career field or move up a level in your pay grade. Or, maybe you want to just expand your knowledge of your profession. If so, you might be wondering if there's a way to go to school online while you work full-time.
The good news is that there are several legit options to take grad classes online for free—and in some cases, even earn your degree.
Here at Nitro, we love online college options for their flexibility and affordability. However, every now and then we run into a program that sends up some red flags. Online law degree programs are something we’d advise our readers to carefully, carefully investigate with a critical eye before enrolling.
Online graduate programs have gained in popularity quite a bit over the past few years. Thanks to technological advances, many colleges are able to offer degree programs to students who aren't in their local area. That's a win-win for schools and for students. But, unfortunately, not every type of degree can be earned online.
You may wondering if you can earn a law degree online. For now, the answer is no if your goal is to become a practicing attorney. However, that doesn't mean online options aren't totally off-limits.
Online learning has come a long way and people are starting to take notice.
According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, employers are more widely recognizing the value of online degrees. While online degrees still have some catching up to do compared to the perception of traditionally earned degrees, many companies grasp the fact that online learning is rapidly improving in quality and delivery.
With so many colleges jumping into the online-learning game, you might be wondering if it's possible to nab a college for free.
We're sorry to say that, for now, the answer is a qualified no. That is, there aren't any schools currently offering bona fide degrees at no charge. However, you should be able to get federal financial aid for most accredited online schools. If you qualify, you could end up paying little to nothing out-of-pocket.