Earning your degree through distance learning can be a convenient way to go to school, but there's still quite a deal of work involved, and it's not necessarily right for everyone. For many adult students, it can be difficult to decide between on-campus courses and online courses. (Some of us have not participated in a classroom setting in a decades—how can we know?)
Take into consideration your professional and personal situation (e.g. will you need a baby-sitter for the kids if you attend night classes at your local university?) Review your finances and family budget—financial assistance is a help, but what if your textbooks cost more than you planned?
How can you know whether you might benefit from distance learning? Start by reading the following statements and counting the ones with which you agree:
If you agreed with more than half of the statements above, then distance learning might be a great option for you to further your education.