Monday, November 30, 2009

Time To Go Back to College

With so little going on in the job markets these days there aren't many options out there other than going back to school and getting another degree. For me it is important that I find a place that can give me an online degree.

Personally, I plan to try and use as much financial aid as I can get, or I just won't be able to go back to school. Without a degree, a long cycle of dead end jobs are out there with little to no security. I plan on getting a degree in computers, but a friend of mine is looking into an online teaching degree from an online university called Western Governors University (WGU).

WGU specializes in teaching degrees, but also provides degrees in business, nursing, and technology. They are one of the first online universities to be approved U.S. Department of Education to offer federal financial aid. WGU is a non-profit and more affordable than other online universities, making the financial aid you might be eligible for stretch quite a bit further.

Western Governors University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). WGU is also regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of the major accrediting commissions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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