(PRWEB) November 06, 2012
Getting an education has never been easier than in today's tech-savvy world. With the release of a new section on EducationCompared.com - click here to visit, prospective students can easily find a school that meets their needs. Simply enter the desired criteria, such as a zip code or program of study, and the search engine returns a list of schools where the desired program can be completed close to home or online.
The process is very quick and simple. Start by searching for a local campus or online program with a zip code, or enter a program description and then review the results. Search from a list of schools and programs, both from a traditional brick-and-mortar campus or an online school. Once the perfect school is found, all that remains is to apply, enroll and begin taking classes.
Many schools offer flexible class schedules and accelerated programs, ensuring that the classes offered are relevant to the desired degree. Physical campuses offer classes at night and on the weekend, and online classes allow students to finish assignments in their spare time, between time with the family and a hectic work schedule.
The cost of going back to school intimidates many prospective students, though there are programs in place that can reduce out-of-pocket costs to nothing. The benefit of this search engine is that there is no initial cost to use the service and many schools waive application fees for undergraduate applicants. Financial aid is also available for those who quality, and provides access to federal grants and loans through the Department of Education. Schools also offer scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional capabilities.
The financial benefits of earning a college degree are so great that any debt incurred is easily justified. If students do require the use of student loans, the interest rates and payment programs make it very easy for them to be paid off. Online programs offer the added benefit of not requiring the student to spend money on school supplies, since many programs now offer eBooks, reducing the overall cost of class materials.