Prices of Distance Learning Courses

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by icu581, May 19, 2001.

  1. icu581

    icu581 New Member

    Hi, im interested in finding out what is the typical price charged for enrolling in a Distance Learning course. Furthermore, should i be looking for any "hidden costs"?

    Any help would be appreciated...thanks

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    There can be several ancillary costs associated with taking a course, but they're seldom "hidden." Sometimes these costs are paid to the course provider, sometimes they're incurred by the student and paid elsewhere.

    Books and materials are a classic example. Sometimes they're included in a distance course's cost, other times they're borne by the student separately. In this case, students sometimes pay a book/material fee to the school; other times the student is left to obtain the books/materials from a third party.

    There can sometimes be other fees involved: registration, application, examination fees are all common. Read your material carefully, and make sure you ask your questions ahead of time.

    Rich Douglas
  3. icu581

    icu581 New Member

    Thanks Rich, i didn't know it could be so tricky to get an online course. Sounds like you're an expert with Distance Learning? Well, thanks again.


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