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Archive for the ‘Money Matters’

October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 By: Paul Category: Free or low cost, Money Matters Comments Off

Free or low-cost

University of Virginia now offers six MOOCs.  Meanwhile, count Harvard University among the storied institutions teaching free online courses.

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Money Matters

Time: “Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years“.   Some compelling arguments are found in this piece.  But totally free?

March 1, 2012

March 01, 2012 By: Paul Category: Money Matters, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of California, Irvine Extension: Specialized Studies Program in Wine Management.

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Online Education

This editorial in the Iowa State Daily hints distance learning leaves something to be desired.

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Money Matters

SayCampusLife: “How to Graduate from College without Student Loan Debt.”

September 1, 2011

September 01, 2011 By: Paul Category: Education, Money Matters, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Antioch University (NH): Master of Education with seven concentrations.

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Education

It appears college plagiarism has hit an all-time high.

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Money Matters

US News: “How Higher Education Affects Lifetime Salary“.

August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011 By: Paul Category: Education, Money Matters, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Rutgers University (NJ): Mini-MBA focusing on Pay-Per-Click Marketing.

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Money Matters

Someone out there can use this: Comcast Announces $10 Web Access For Low-Income Families.

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Education

Let’s hear it for the Baby Boomers returning to college.

July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011 By: Paul Category: Education, Scholarships, State Colleges and Universities 1 Comment →

For some strange reason, the word “Friday” has a better ring to it than “Monday”.

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New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of West Georgia: Master of Science in Applied Computer Science.

University at Buffalo: Master of Science in Library Science with school library media certification, “fully online”. “Other online programs offered by GSE include a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, a master’s degree in education in science and the public, an advanced graduate certificate in gifted education with certification, and a master’s degree in library science with a concentration in reference.”

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Scholarships

Tweeting your way to a “free MBA” from the University of Iowa.  Deadline for submission is July 28.   And here are two other Twitter-related scholarship opportunities.

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Education

This piece argues that earning a master’s degree may not always represent a wise investment.

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As always, have a great weekend!

June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 By: Paul Category: Money Matters, Outside the USA Comments Off

Money Matters

The Atlantic: “What Student Loan Settlements Really Look Like“. Money quote:

. . . The government has very strong powers to compel repayment. They can take up to 15% of your paycheck, offset your income tax refunds and even seize lottery winnings to repay the defaulted loan, all without getting a court order. . .

Please think twice; no, make that thrice, before signing those papers.

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Outside the USA

Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Germany and Renewables Academy AG: Master of Business Administration at a distance, and in English.

May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 By: Paul Category: Money Matters Comments Off

Money Matters

Interesting tidbit from an NPR blog: “How Much Is A College Degree Worth? Depends On Your Major” (Hat tip: Melody).

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We return next Wednesday.  Have a good weekend!

May 2, 2011

May 02, 2011 By: Paul Category: Money Matters, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities 1 Comment →

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Louisiana at Monroe: Bachelor of Arts in French.  (We tweeted about this possibility on March 13.)

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Online Education

Senator Ben Nelson says the proposed distance learning rules are bad for Nebraska.

A new federal education rule would jeopardize distance learning programs at Nebraska colleges and universities, Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday.

Nelson criticized Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the eve of his scheduled visit to Nebraska on Friday.

The Nebraska senator called on his fellow Democrat to abandon enforcement of the distance learning rule that takes effect July 1. It will require education institutions that offer online or correspondence courses to students in any other state to seek authorization from that state. . . . .

If these new rules actually go into effect, then the entire distance learning landscape as we know it could change dramatically.

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Online Education

A 16-year-old student graduates this month from Washington State University.  Yes, she took online classes.

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Money Matters

Dedicated to non-traditional learners: “Paying for college when the freshman is 40“.

March 3, 2011

March 03, 2011 By: Paul Category: Money Matters, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Success Stories Comments Off

Colorado State University: new online Certificate in Regulatory Affairs.  More info here.

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Lubbock Christian University (TX) adds two specializations — Organizational Management and Not-for-Profit Management – to its online master’s in leadership.

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76 years-young and earning a master’s.

…Bernie, who moved to Palm City from New York 17 years ago with his wife, Joan, took classes at Indian River Community College. In 2001, he earned his associate degree, but he didn’t stop there….

Mr. Clarfield earned his associate degree at age 66.  It’s never too late.

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CNBC: “Five Ways to Cut the Cost of College“.

February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 By: Paul Category: Education, Money Matters, Tuition Comments Off

Quote of the Month: “It does not matter so much HOW your degree was earned; it matters more WHERE it was earned.”, Ms. Vicky Phillips, Chief Online Education Analyst, GetEducated.com, in response to this recent report on WACH-TV in Columbia, SC.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry calls for $10,000 bachelor’s degrees.  But, given state budget constraints throughout the USA, is such a bold request even feasible in this day and age?  Savvy, cost-conscious distance learners may have more insight.  Additional coverage here, and much more on this subject a bit later.

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Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein: “Is College Always Worth It“?  He asks some good questions. Very much worth a look.

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