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Going back to school and Online schools with grants or aid...

Ok I am a SAHM and am looking to take online classes, my questions is what are some good online classes or schools? Do they have aid you can get. I am interested in Medical billing/ Coding because we are a one car family. Any and all help would be very appreciated. I am 36 and really really want this badly!!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • All accredited schools work with FAFSA. I'm attending American Public University, also known as American Military University. Liberty University is also a good distance learning school. Any though, if they are regionally accredited (not just locally) offer grants and loans.
    crystalhuskey

    Answer by crystalhuskey at 5:02 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Actually you can take class online for free!  Here is an article about where to go:


    How to Get an Education Without Going to School

    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 5:56 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Stay away from for-profit schools. They exist, by law, to make money for their owners/shareholders; education is not their priority. When I was in HR, I did not interview candidates from the for-profit schools.

    Start with a community college; they will likely have many classes on line and the credits will easily transfer to a state university.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I would strongly recommend a community college. A lot of them have degrees that you can get entirely online. They also tend to be a lot cheaper than online schools.

    Also call around to some companies that might be willing to hire you once you get your degree.A lot of them won't accept a degree from an online school (University of Phoenix for example). Yes they are accredited, but that doesn't mean companies will accept a degree from them.
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 6:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I go to Columbia College's online school. I would have a really hard time going to school if not for online classes. They have day/evening classes as well.
    clarewillow

    Answer by clarewillow at 10:52 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • You can look for scholarships here: http://www.fastweb.com/

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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