With state budget cuts affecting child care and other local programs at our colleges, I wanted to let a person know that higher education is still available to everyone who wishes to seek it.
Distance education programs have come a long way in recent years, especially with the coming of the Internet. Courses that primarily can be taught straight out of a textbook can be easily learned via distance education.
Advantages of distance education are that it allows you the freedom to work at your own speed and in a timetable that is convenient for you. Many programs give you extended periods of time to complete your curriculum and you do not have to take a specified number of credit hours per semester.
You can take one class at a time that enables you to learn a great deal more and retain what you have learned and you can also customize your curriculum to suit your own needs. The time saved in travel and gasoline costs alone, for myself, were a tremendous incentive and with gasoline prices sure to soar this is something to consider, as we may be asked to cut back and conserve our natural oil resources.