Many people across America turn to online education to pursue their post secondary education for numerous reasons - work, family, and/or both to name a few. What is important is that people are seeking a way to boost their education while not having to worry about driving to school. There are many universities across the nation that offer courses online or full programs of study online. Costs can be significantly higher, however, the convenience of 24/7 access to your classes at home gives potential students peace of mind. Walden University, based in Minneapolis, MN, is a nationally accredited university that offers many programs of study such as nursing, business administration,, political science, and public administration. The cost for a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing is $280 per quarter credit hour times the 181 quarter credits to complete the program and it doesn't include the $95 technology fee every quarter. Ouch. I know that's what you're thinking, but there are many ways to help fund your education through scholarships, grants, and loans. Another popular alternative is the University of Phoenix, based in Phoenix, AZ. There are campuses nationwide and has become a nationally accredited university with programs of study such as psychology, business, education, public administration, health and sciences, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Tuition rates vary as well, but receiving a Master's of Science in Psychology could cost anywhere between $19,285-$29,425. Not bad considering the you could finish this in under 2 years. Many college and universities offer some of their courses online, but there is a good chance there will be an extra fee added to the tuition. It takes a lot of self discipline and motivation to complete these programs and courses online, but if you feel this is you only option, go for it. A positive sacrifice in the present will lead to a more prominent future.