Getting to a firm understanding of the costs for doing your masters degree online will require you to make a few decisions upfront. What kinds of masters degree are you thinking of pursuing? Is it a one year degree or a two year program? Will the program require you to attend live classroom sessions for a small period of time?
Next important question you have to answer is the choice of college. While most colleges today offer an online option, you still need to pick and choose your preferred college to get your degree from. Choosing a private university will obviously cost more than choosing a state university and in the same vein choosing an ivy league school will set you back more than your ‘A’ grade college or university.
Once you are clear on the exact degree and college, go to their website or find out from the student’s admission office the average costs per credit hour for their graduate classes. All you need to do then is to multiply this number with the number of credit hours you need to get your masters degree. Ofcourse, you will need to add fees and book supplies to this number. Typically miscellaneous fees from the university should be a few hundred dollars and books and supplies will set you back by $400 per semester. Remember these numbers are average numbers and yours might vary depending on the school and the supplies you need for your degree.
If I were to put a number on the tuition costs, then I would go with $8000 for an online masters degree in a state university.
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