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Ask Amanda: How to Pay for Part-Time Graduate School

Posted by Amanda Keighley on Jan 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Last time I wrote, I answered three big questions I get a lot in my job as program manager in online graduate programs.

But there was one question I left out on purpose…because I knew it needed a post of its own! When prospective students come to me to pursue a graduate certificate or degree, nearly all of them ask the same thing: “How am I going to pay for school?”

Most of these students are working professionals, looking to take one course at a time. Unfortunately, most financial aid won’t cover graduate certificates or part-time students, and many of us simply don’t have the time or freedom take at least two classes, or six credits, a semester.

So, where does the money come from for part-time students?

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Topics: Student Resources, Online Graduate School, Ask Amanda, FAQ's, Affording Grad School