Late August into early September is that time of year when you see your bank account dry up as you fork over that fall semester tuition check. In hard economic times, the sting is especially painful for many households.  As detailed in this Wall Street Journal MarketWatch article, more parents are attempting to control costs by suggesting their kids live at home or even skip traditional brick-and-mortal colleges in favor of online programs. A new study from Fidelity shows that 54% of parents expect their kids to take online courses for credit.

Of course, there are many pros and cons to weigh, such as how self-directed the student can be to succeed in online coursework or even whether it really is cheaper to take courses online. Other resources such as the opportunity to do internships may factor in as well.

The College of Westchester provides a range of classes and experiences to promote professional growth. Visit us online to start exploring.