Signs of an Online Degree Scam
We have all seen the ads in magazines offering online degrees
from some vague and mysterious "universities". Even if their
name as the University of Sing Sing doesn't immediately put us
offer, their offers of not attending any classes should cause us
to pause for a moment.
Other signs of an online degree scam include a "school" that
doesn't care about your academic record but wants your
MasterCard or Visa number for their records. Their only
admission requirement is that you fax or mail them a copy of
your c.v. or resume for their review. Another indication that
there might be a lack of legitimacy is that they promise you a
degree in 30 days. What the heck are you going to learn in 30
days? Nothing. But that is what your online degree will be worth
as well from this "institution" of higher learning.
Warning bells should go off as well if the online degree is
priced at an extremely low cost or for a lump sum of a couple of
thousand dollars. First of all you know that even an
undergraduate degree at any regular university will cost you at
least $30,000 to $50,000 a year so what exactly do you think you
will get for a few grand? In addition colleges or universities
seldom offer flat rate fees. They normally charge a set fee per
course or credit plus any associated costs.
Don't settle for less when you can get and deserve more much
more. Reputable online degree programs offer you the real
opportunity to learn in your subject area of choice and at the
end of the day you want you and your family to benefit from your
studies. Avoid the online degree con artists and choose a school
and a program that will give you an accredited online degree
that you cannot only hang on the wall but take to the bank as
Take advantage of the online opportunities to improve yourself
and your earning power. The United States Bureau of Labor
estimates that you will have the opportunity to dramatically
improve your salary by acquiring an online degree through a
distance learning program, up to $10,000 a year for people who
complete an online MBA program.
Online learning is a great way to gain new skills and improve
your future. Just make sure that the program you enter will be
of maximum benefit to you and not just to some paper degree
granter sitting in their parent's basement. Be informed and get
the education and online degree that will fulfill your dreams.