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Should You Go Back To School As An Adult? - Money Under 30

Should You Go Back To School As An Adult? - Money Under 30


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Adult higher education

According to the National Center of Education Statistics, the number of students over 25 who pursue higher education will increase.

Older students have many options, such as online courses, professional certifications and doctoral programs. While it can be difficult to fit school into your ...

There are two signs that you are ready to go back to school.

  1. You know what you want. You picked the subject you want to study and the goals you want to accomplish through your education.
  2. You're reasonably sure you can pay for it. Ideally, your ...

  • There's no age limit for federal aid. So you can fill out the FAFSA again, but now as an adult. FAFSA can also help you narrow down federal aid prospects.
  • Contact the financial aid office of the school you would like to attend. Ask if you ca...

Choosing a program

Consider your logistical requirements. Is there a program near where you live? Do you have transport available? Should the program offer evening, weekend, or online classes?

Start your research:

Look up program rankings, find the program's graduation rate, investigat...

  • Free massive open online courses (MOOCs) are ideal if you want to know more about a subject.
  • Certificates are non-degree-granting programs and are helpful when exploring a new area or increasing your current expertise.
  • Professional ce...

Work and study

Many people work full-time while studying. Their employer may also help pay the tuition.

You can study full-time or part-time. Full-time will get you quicker to completion, but part-time will allow some breathing room to attend to other responsibilities easier.

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