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In this day and age, getting your degree is no longer just an asset, it’s a necessity. To even be considered as a candidate for job interviews, you need to have a degree. It goes without saying that getting your degree is an essential part of adulthood, but for the many prospective students who are worried about breaking the bank, Pathways College has the affordable online college solution you’re looking for. See why getting your degree online is highly preferable to enrolling at a college, and start your path with our business administration or liberal studies courses!

You can set your own pace.

When taking online courses, one of the greatest benefits comes from getting to set your own pace. You’ll still have deadlines that you need to meet, but you can fit in the working time for when it best works to your schedule. Want to get a run in before you start your readings? No problem. Staying a little later at work? Not a big deal. Online courses don’t require you to show up to class in order to access the lesson and required learning material.

You’ll save tons of money.

The average student loan debt for someone who graduated in 2017 is more than $33,000. While federal student loans are expected to be paid off in 10 years or less, CNBC reported that it can take almost twice as long. A degree is a worthwhile investment, but it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg and then some for the next 20 years of your life.

At Pathways College, we call ourselves an affordable online college for a reason. Not only have we expedited the process so that as a full-time student, you can get your degree in about three-and-a-half years, we’ve also made it a point to lower our tuition prices to make education accessible for all. One year at Pathways College is around $5,000 — nearly half the cost of attending an in-state public school.

You have a better chance at getting a scholarship.

At public colleges, the average student has a very difficult time being awarded a scholarship. When there are tens of thousands of students, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd, and be passed over for some collegial funding, no matter how much you need it. Or, when students are awarded a scholarship, it’s most often for a few hundred dollars a year — an amount that helps, no doubt, but it’s not enough to make an impact.

Pathways College is a college, but we’re also a non-profit organization, and we’ve received an incredible grant that has allowed us to offer a number of scholarships for our students. While we only have a few slots open each year, you could be afforded a full-time scholarship for your first year at our affordable online college, a $5,000 value. This means getting to pursue at least one year of college, at absolutely no cost. Imagine how much you could save, and how little debt you’ll have post-graduation!

You’ll love the comfort and freedom of online learning.

Rock that messy bun. Stay in pajamas all day. Help yourself to a bowl of cereal that would otherwise never be able to exist in a lecture hall (well, at least not exist easily). Even more than that, you won’t have to fight traffic, spend time commuting from class to class or school to work to home, because you’ll have access to online courses wherever you want. Want to take your lessons to a coffee shop or sit outside? It’s never been easier when you enroll with our affordable online college.

We’ll continue with some more benefits to taking courses from Pathways College and getting your degree online in a future blog, but in the meantime, know that we are here to help you succeed in every way we can. Pathways College believes that education should be affordable and accessible for everyone, which is why we’ve made it our mission to provide an academic solution that other colleges and universities simply can’t beat. Contact our admissions department to look into enrollment, and get on the Path for academic excellence and an incredible future with our affordable online college!