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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

Ask Amanda: Online Grad School FAQ's

Posted by Amanda Keighley on Dec 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

  “What should I expect as an online student?”

“Can I get hands-on, practical learning in an online course?”

“How will I feel connected and supported online?”

As a program manager for WPI’s online graduate programs, I hear these three questions more than any others. If you’ve been thinking about grad school and think online is the right fit, you may be asking yourself the same things. So let’s break it down, question by question.

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Topics: WPI Online, Online Graduate School, Ask Amanda, FAQ's