No Travel
Another benefit of E Degree programs is that there is no travel involved. You do not have to have transportation to and from the school. You do not have to waste your time traveling in rush hour traffic to get to your class before it starts, again. This is not only an added bonus, but for those that have a hard time moving from place to place, it is a great way to take full advantage of educational opportunities.

If you are handicapped, unable to leave your home or just do not drive, then the E Degree may be a great opportunity for you to get into the field that is important to you.

In addition, you will find that there are no commuting costs either. With the rising cost of fuel, people will appreciate this. No gas money is needed, to parking tickets for the school’s lots, and no fees for usage. You just get to attend school.

Of course, we should mention that in some courses, you will need to attend lab learning classes. For example, in a nursing degree program, you are still required to get your clinical rotation in. To do this, you may need to travel to the school, if local to you. Or, you may be able to secure these hours through a local business that has a working relationship with the school. Most of the time, if these opportunities are needed; your school will have the ability to provide you with the locations to complete them.

Internet Skills
As you get into the school of your dreams, you may find that you are learning more than just what you set out to do. One of the benefits that you receive second hand through online learning is the ability to use the Internet. While some teens of today have absolutely no problem with doing anything and everything on the web, some older individuals might.

You will learn things like researching, using communication technologies like files, various software programs, web cameras, and much more.

Why is this important? Not only has it become a very important skill to have for life in general, but more and more businesses are relying on the internet skills of their employees to do their jobs. You are going to find that the skills you learn here are ideal to take with you into the working environment.

Save Money
We saved this one for now because you will need to do a bit more research on your specific school to determine if in fact you will save money when getting an E Degree or not. Not all schools are the same cost and therefore you need to consider this based on the specific school that you decide on.

But, in most cases, you are undoubtedly going to save money. The cost for an education on the web runs much lower, in most cases, then the state or national colleges and universities. The simple cost of enrollment is much lower in this method. But, you are likely to save more money on tuition anyway.

  • You will save on travel costs, no fuel costs, no parking fees, and no cost for having the car in the first place.
  • You will save on meals. You will not have to pay top dollar for a cup of coffee to keep you awake during class.
  • You will save on material fees. In most cases, you will have software to use rather than large textbooks filled with information you probably will not cover. Some courses may require textbooks, though.
  • You do not have to pay room and board. This alone can save you thousands of dollars for each year you attend. You do not have to rent a dorm room, apartment or other second living arrangement to be close enough to the school to attend.



Comparing the costs of an E Degree school and a local community college may be a different story. You may have to spend a bit of time comparing this yourself, based on the location of the school and what it offers.

Yet, it is important to note that some community colleges do not provide as many courses to study as the online options. You can get a higher degree in some online learning schools as compared to some local community college degree programs.

Again, these are just some of the many reasons why you may be interested in getting an online degree. What are your reasons? Take a minute to jot them down. Determine if they are met by what E Degree programs can offer. The flexibility alone is more inspiring than most realize.

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