In many countries across the world education is free to a point. Usually what happens, when you are 16 or 17 years old, the free education stops and the biggest barrier to further education or gain a degree is money. Your parents will normally have to foot the bill, but many cannot afford the fees and costs in their own country, there may be grants available, education loans from the government or bank and if you are really lucky you may get a scholarship. But most of us will have to pay ourselves for a University or College Degree. The fact that you may have to move from your home and pay, not only for the courses you wish to take, but the accommodation to stay in the area of your chosen University adds to an already expensive cost, and with the internationalisation of education, it is increasingly likely that you will be studying far away from home or even abroad; none of this comes cheap. With the expansion of technology and the Universities now providing 100’s of study courses Online, you don’t have to move out of your home, you can save on accommodation by studying your chosen course online. Save on course fees as you can shop around and pick a University or College anywhere in the world.  Many offer the same subjects and degree courses, Online. Being able to gain a degree online is an education break-through to say the least, and the choice of Universities is impressive, including famous education faculties like Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.

Online degrees also give you the luxury of dictating when you study and for how long as well as the opportunity to make money. As opposed to a set lecture schedule, which you will inevitably get at a traditional University, the downloadable content means you are capable of replaying a virtual lecture whilst eating at the breakfast table, or able to download lecture notes you can look through while on your commute home. You can use the flexibility remote learning affords to earn money, by taking up a full-time or a part-time job. If making money is not a priority, indulge in a hobby: visit museums, travel or join a local sports team. With the money you’re saving you can afford a minor gambling habit, play bingo and win money without even leaving the house! Joking aside, choosing an online degree, undoubtedly saves you a lot of money, does not equate to compromising on quality. You can choose where you want to study without it costing you or your parents a fortune, and finally gives you the option of in fact earning money, should you like.