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Moms Go Back to School: Three Inspiring Stories for Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re honoring all the moms out there who are students. From the stay-at-home-mom going back to school to the working professional earning advanced credentials, we salute you. A lot of amazing moms have earned their degrees online at Colorado State University, check out a few of their stories: Emily Dinwiddie …

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When Finding a New Career Means Earning a New Degree: A Story on Starting from the Bottom Up

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to, in the midst of your career, just drop everything and start over in a completely new field. I’m sure we’ve all had thoughts at some point of finding a new career, of seeing what would happen if we pursued another of our passions. But few of us actually …

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5 Ways to Make Returning to School More Affordable

It’s not shocking to recent graduates who find themselves swimming in student loan debt, nor is it news to those who are struggling to find enough money for their own or a family member’s tuition—the cost of higher education is increasing around the country. At the same time, public funding for higher education is declining. A …

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What’s the Value of Continuing Education? It Depends on Your Priorities

Support Networks are Key for Adults Going Back to School

Just because adults going back to school may have more life experience, it doesn’t mean they don’t need the same support as traditional college students. Going back to school can be a difficult adjustment after years spent working professionally. People making this choice are often independent workers, and may struggle with the notion of turning …

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Three Seemingly Obvious but Often Forgotten Tips for Going Back to School

Adults returning to school usually have the whole “life” thing down. They’ve been in the workforce for some time, perhaps have a family to look after, and, unlike some traditional college students, know how to pay bills and finish projects on time. But no matter how much you think you’ve got it together now, starting …

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Advice for Returning to School After a Long Hiatus

Did you enter the workforce immediately after high school, or begin college study only to have travel or family bend your path away from academia? Maybe you’re ready to go back to finish your undergraduate studies, or for a master’s or Ph.D. If, after years of being away from textbooks, term papers and tests, you …

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Transferable Skills: Taking What You’ve Learned at Work into the Classroom

Transferable Skills: Taking What You’ve Learned at Work into the Classroom

Adults going back to school after time spent in the workplace can often feel at a disadvantage. We assume that fresh-faced teens straight out of high school are far better equipped for the rigors of education than those whose skills have gotten rusty during years away from the books. This idea suggests that learning stops …

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Going Back to School Part-Time vs. Full Time: What Works for You?

Choosing between part-time and full-time study is a major decision for adults returning to college. There’s a whole range of personal and professional factors to consider, and it can be confusing knowing which to prioritize. Why study full-time? Going back to college full-time is ideal if you want to complete an intensive course of study …

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Don’t Go Back to School — Take it from a Grad School Dropout?

The conversation about whether or not going back to school is worth it has never been more heated, with the current economic climate complicating an already complex issue. As tuition rates escalate and competition for jobs stays fierce, it’s difficult to know if the benefits of formal education outweigh the costs. In the middle of …

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