The benefits of expanding your intellect might be a no-brainer, but when it comes to putting a plan in place to ensure that you can comfortably afford to pay your tuition fees, you may wonder whether it will be worth it.

Try to visualise the positive effects this new-found knowledge could have on your career prospects and potential earning power.

Here are four points to remember when weighing up the benefits of an online degree programme:

  1. Keep focused on your goals
    If you’re reading this then you’re probably considering some form of online education as a route to pursing a wider life-goal. So whether that’s a new career, a promotion or even just getting better at the job you’re in, don’t lose sight of your ultimate aims. Of course, student life is not always going to be easy, but if you take one step at a time you will eventually get there.
  2. Think long-term
    Tuition fees might seem like a big financial commitment right now, and it’s true that studying can be expensive. However, a long-term view can make all the difference when you consider the impact an investment like this could have on your employability and earnings. Remember that once you’ve earned a degree, you have it for life.
  3. You are not alone
    Reach out to your community and network; there are various options available for financial support. They might be a family member, your employer or local community grants. If you don’t ask, you will never know. Also, you can speak to an enrolment advisor about different approaches to funding your online degree. For example, after a consultation with an advisor at the University of Roehampton, London Online, you will receive a personalised plan tailored to your needs and objectives.
  4. Notice the benefits right away
    You don’t have to wait until graduation to benefit from your online education. In addition to being able to transfer the learning you receive immediately to your work practices, many students also start seeing advances in their careers before they graduate. In fact, two out of three current Roehampton Online students have seen a career improvement since starting their online degree programmes.*

At Roehampton Online, they have a strong history of expanding access to education. As an online university they understand that finance can be a barrier, so they have worked hard to ensure their online degree programmes represent excellent value for the investment made. Now it’s up to you to take the next step to a brighter future.

Request information about the online programmes available at the University of Roehampton, London Online today and receive a free consultation from an enrolment advisor.

* Results calculated by the University of Roehampton, London Online, based on the responses of 676 current students who responded to the annual student-satisfaction survey in 2014. At the time the research was fielded, this was a response rate of 33%.

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