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Research online and distance education

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Distance education offers an opportunity to continue or complete your education without a traditional campus classroom.

Accreditation and regulations

There are two types of distance education programs:

Pay for online and distance education

Higher education costs money, whether it is a program on a traditional campus or an online or distance education program.

If you know you're going to need financial assistance, your first step is to apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Be sure to research how you can pay for college. Check with the financial aid office of the school you're considering attending for information specific to your program.