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How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

By Ryan Laspina Compliance and Default Prevent Specialist at American Public University System Before you proceed in choosing your course load you may want to spend some time deciding how many classes you should take for the upcoming semester. This is a very important decision, as you should strive to efficiently manage your financials and your time. Let us discuss some tips for determining a perfect course load.

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Online courses allow students to work on their own time and at their own pace, but what if your course requires you to complete team assignments?

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is plagiarism even if you change a few words.

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Looking at a syllabus can tell a prospective student just about anything they will need to know about a course in terms of the workload and expectations.

Asking Before the Leap: Open House Guidance for Your Educational Journey

Asking Before the Leap: Open House Guidance for Your Educational Journey

22 August 2014

By Online Learning Tips Staff

Choosing a school takes some sound thought, and shouldn't easily be influenced by the first commercial or ad that you see. Education teaches us to not take things at face value, but to scratch below the surface and make our own conclusions. How can you do this with an online education? Attending an open house is a good place to start.

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What Would a Quiz on Productivity Say About You?

What Would a Quiz on Productivity Say About You?

20 August 2014

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

With the rash of the #icebucketchallenge videos and Buzzfeed leisure quizzes it's a miracle students are getting any work done. Instead of giving into "squirrel syndrome", when these highly shared distractions come your way, try to overcome that weakness for these social pulls and find your classwork happy place.

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Communication Between Loan Borrowers and Loan Servicers

Communication Between Loan Borrowers and Loan Servicers

19 August 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

If you are a Federal Student Aid (FSA) loan borrower, communication between you and your loan servicer is of utmost importance. If you have any questions about your loan(s) during your time in school, your loan servicer or an FSA specialist at your school is a great resource.

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Loan Repayment: Direct Debit or Paying Online?

Loan Repayment: Direct Debit or Paying Online?

14 August 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Your first loan payment is about to come due. How do you pay it? There are numerous different ways to pay your loan bills, and your servicer will be more than happy to provide you with all of the possibilities. However, most loan servicers have two main pay types: direct debit and paying online.

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Hump Day Conquered: Classwork Today Equals More Freetime This Weekend

Hump Day Conquered: Classwork Today Equals More Freetime This Weekend

13 August 2014

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

What day is it? That's right, it's Hump Day! Congratulations you've made it halfway through the week. If you are an online student then today might be a scary reminder that classwork is due in less than a few days! Don't put yourself in harms way of a bad grade by procrastinating.

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Choosing the Right References for Your Master Promissory Note

Choosing the Right References for Your Master Promissory Note

11 August 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

If you have ever received a Federal Student Aid loan, then you know that you need to fill out a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The function of this note is in its name: it is your promise to pay back your loan principal plus interest. One thing that may not be given as much thought is choosing what references to use on the forms. It is a task that should take some careful analysis.

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3 Tips for Researching Degrees like Cybersecurity

3 Tips for Researching Degrees like Cybersecurity

07 August 2014

By J. Thompson
Contributor, Online Learning Tips

Cybersecurity is trending, but here are three tips to consider whether you’re studying a cybersecurity program now or considering an advanced degree in the field.

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College as a Long-Term Investment

College as a Long-Term Investment

28 July 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Compliance and Default Prevention Specialist at American Public University System

Being financially and academically responsible early on in your college experience is paramount to capitalizing on this extremely important investment. Once you get into college, there really are no “do-overs.”

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