Financial Aid for Distance Learning

Students are very interested in learning about the availability of financial aid for distance learning. Getting a degree can certainly be expensive, but you don’t have to earn all the money for distance learning tuition and fees by yourself. There are thousands of loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs that can help reduce the dent in your pocketbook for advancing your education.

Traditional colleges typically cost anywhere from $1,500 to $25,000 per semester for tuition, in addition to housing, food, and other living expenses. Distance learning programs offer an affordable alternative since you can learn from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Many accredited online degrees can be worked towards for less than $500 per semester.

Most traditional Bachelors degree programs require between 8 and 10 full-time semesters which can drag out over 4 or 5 years. However, motivated distance learners can acquire their degrees in nearly half the time. Just think about it – if it takes you half the time to earn your degree, you can be back to work sooner and start earning more money with your advanced degree.

The most popular types of financial aid are:

  • government loans
  • private loans
  • government grants
  • school scholarships
  • private scholarships
  • work-study programs

Loans typically have to be paid back slowly on a schedule after you finish your degree program. Grants are free gifts of money that you simply get to keep with no strings attached. Scholarships are usually free gifts of money based on your skills, accomplishments, or financial situation. Some are merit-based, some are need-based, and some are a combination of the two.

Simply search our accredited online programs to request information (including financial aid details) from schools that you are interested in. It’s completely free and there are no commitments when you just check out your options.

8 comments on “Financial Aid for Distance Learning
  1. Barbara says:

    I’ve been recently made aware that FAFSA/William T. Ford Direct Loan Program is no longer available for distance learning. Why is this? It would be very unfair for those of us in the last year of post graduate study. Thank you.

  2. Lusizi Mhango says:

    My name is Lusizi Mhango a young woman currently studying Bachelors degree in Accountancy at university of Malawi as a mature student. Am in second year and iam financially handcapped and i need help to complete my degree from any well wishers.


    Am real looking a financial support to advance my career through distance learning in order to solve problems logically aiming to reduce poverty in my Africa home continent.

  4. Stellah .Y says:

    Hello, am Stellah from Uganda looking for financial aid for postgraduate distance learning for the year 2014/2015.I am really unable to pay for myself. This will be a great opportunity for me to gain more knowledge on how to improve the poverty levels in especially my disadvantaged region northern uganda and other parts in Africa at large.

  5. Hlahla Lekalakala says:

    Hello, I am Hlahla Lekalakala. Currently holding a position of Provincial coordinator @ 1 of the champion NPO in the fight against TB & HIV/AIDS[South African National TB Association. I therefore would like to study more on leadership and project management. I also need financial assistance.

  6. Musa says:

    Hello, I hereby look for financial assistance which will enable me take a course in Kenya Methodist University. I am kindly unable to pay the full amount.

  7. CJ says:

    Learn also about fafsa and scholarships before private student loans. Nice tip: “Many accredited online degrees can be worked towards for less than $500 per semester.”

  8. Pastor Philips Imoukhuede says:

    Hello beloved, I hereby solicit for financial assistance which will enable me take a course in any university that undertakes distance learning. I am a minister of the gospel. I need this education to enhance my ministerial work and I am financially handicapped, so I humbly ask for your assistance.

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