U.S. News Twitter Chat: Paying for an Online Undergraduate Education
US News & World Report
By Jordan Friedman
December 13, 2016
Experts answered questions about financial aid, fees, scholarships and loans for online students.
For busy adults pursuing a bachelor’s degree, online learning has become a popular option, allowing them to work remotely and around their own schedule. When funding an online undergraduate education, prospective students should consider several factors to ensure they pay what they expect and receive the right financial assistance.
Here’s a look at some highlights of a recent U.S. News Education Twitter chat where online education and financial aid experts shared advice for prospective online students on paying for an online bachelor’s degree.
The chat included representatives from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, or NASFAA; UF Online, the online undergraduate arm of the University of Florida; the online, for-profit Kaplan University; and the University of Maryland University College.
Topics included additional fees for online students, federal work-study, overall tuition and the financial aid process.