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Online learning is becoming more and more popular, and millions of students worldwide are choosing to take their degrees online. So what are the perks to studying online?

We’re glad you asked – here are the 5 biggest advantages of taking your degree online:

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1. Choice: you have a large range of course topics to choose from

Whether you’re interested in accounting or aviation management, healthcare or human resources, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from.

But studying online doesn’t just mean earning a bachelor degree. You can also take an associates degree or pick a graduate program.

And the best part is, no matter which option you choose, you can transfer credit from other courses (as long as they’re post-secondary education).

2. Flexibility: you can choose when you study and you can even work at the same time

Online degrees are much more flexible than traditional degrees – giving you the chance to fit your studies around work, family or other commitments.

You can pick the hours you study to suit your schedule, because your lectures and course materials are always available online. If you’re a morning person, you can study in early in the morning. If you’re a night owl, you can study late at night. It’s up to you!

And you can even get credits for the lessons you learn outside the classroom, as NAU recognizes the experience you gain in the working world can be a valuable part of your education.

3. Comfort: you can customize your learning environment to suit you

When you’re learning online, you get full control of the environment you learn in. Whether that means seeking out a buzzing coffee shop, setting up a desk at home where you can study in peace and quiet, or even laying on the couch with your cat and some snacks while you take your classes.

You’ll be able to learn from an environment you’re comfortable in. And you won’t have to put up with disruptive and noisy classrooms, libraries and lecture halls.

4. Budget: your total studying costs are lower

This is a big one! Online degrees can be significantly more affordable than a degree at a traditional campus, because of lower tuition costs (and because you don’t have to spend money on commuting either).

Plus, financial aid is still available for online students – check the finance section of our website for more details.

5. Convenience: you’ll save time and energy

You won’t have to waste time struggling through rush hour traffic to try and grab a seat in a crowded lecture hall. Or attempting a hair-raising drive through snow covered roads to reach campus in the middle of winter.

Instead, your lectures are available whenever you want to access them, from whichever location you’re in. Which means you’ll save yourself time, fuel costs and a whole lot of stress.

Sounds good, right?

Online learning can be a great option for anyone who needs a flexible and convenient way to study which doesn’t break the bank. If that sounds like you, have a look through the courses available on our website – and see which one sounds like a good fit for you.


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5 Biggest Advantages to Studying Online

5 Biggest Advantages to Studying Online