Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I must be getting old, because it wasn't considered fashionable to wear pajamas to school when I was in high school. These days, I see kids in pajama pants that are so long that they're stepping on them as they walk. This would have been considered sloppy and unacceptable in the schools that I attended. Now that I'm taking college classes online, it's my time to wear my pajamas to school, but this is alright since I don't have to leave the comfort of my own home. One of the main reasons I joined the Army years ago was for the Montgomery GI Bill. I recently discovered that I can use this money for online education at an accredited university. I can hear my mother's voice saying, "You worked hard to earn this money, aren't you ever going to use it?" I suppose I have put it off long enough, and now is the time to further my education in order to gain an edge on the competition. In these tough economic times, we need to take advantage of every opportunity to stand out from the sea of applicants who are interested in the same position.
Did you realize that you can earn an online degree, including a masters degree, while working around your current schedule? One thing that concerned me about taking classes online, was the fact that I thought I would be on my own. This couldn't be further from the truth. Online universities offer a tremendous support system to help you with any challenges you may face. There are also non-degree courses available for those who wish to improve their skills in a particular area or those who are interested in a refresher course before diving into a full-time schedule.
If finances are a concern, there are many options available including student loans, tuition reduction, and grants. With so many options available, don't let the cost of an education stand in the way of your success.