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Be a Successful Online Student

Starting school can be very stressful and exciting at the same time.  It’s important that you start your first semester with success.  Here are five simple ways to being a successful online student.

Why Should I Finish My Degree Online?

Thinking about going back to school and finishing your bachelor’s degree?  Well, that comes highly recommended.  It can be intimidating to try and go back to school if you have been out for a while.  Things may have changed since you had attended school and finishing your degree online may be the best way for you to finish.  Here are three reasons why you should finish

Top Five Financial Aid Questions and Answers

What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  You can complete it at www.fafsa.gov .  EKU uses this information to award financial aid to students enrolled at the University.  It is free to complete and websites that try to charge you are scams. Be sure to add EKU as your school; our school code is 001963.

Nationally Accredited vs. Regionally Accredited Online Programs

Accreditation. As a prospective student chances are good this word will be tossed at you from every direction in your hunt for higher education. Amid the countless acronyms and long agency names, it seems every educational institution under the sun claims accreditation by one group or another.

3 Essential Rules for Succeeding with Online College Degrees

A common misperception is that an online education is easier than a traditional college setting.  While some students might think that, the reality is that obtaining your degree online is just a different experience than the traditional college experience.  These 3 essential rules for success will ensure you are ready for your online education.

Applying to Graduate School

Written by Amy Eades, Assistant Online Coordinator
Adult, Juvenile, & Community Corrections Leadership

EKU's Reach, Reputation Extend to Siberia

Not many Americans have any great desire to travel to Siberia.

But Dr. Michael Schumann’s interest in the region has helped extend the reach and reputation of Eastern Kentucky University into that scenic but often forgotten part of the world.

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Online Program

You will need a computer with high-speed internet access.

You don’t have to have the latest and greatest, but you do need something that works and is reliable. You will also need to know the basics of operating a computer, including email, attachments, and navigating in a browser. Frequent internet access is also needed. 

How to Choose an Online Degree Program

When you evaluate the best online degree programs, you will know when you have found the one that’s right for you. Here are some guidelines:

College is Worth it: New Key Findings About Going to College

If you are wondering if college is worth it, the answer is that it more important now than ever before. The Pew Research Center has recently released new key findings about going to college.