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Q&A: Internet access for all students

Q: Hi, I am a supervisor in a public school. How do schools ensure that all students have internet access so students can log in from home?

Q&A: Quality Safeguards -- Accreditation

Q: Are there safeguards in place to ensure that my student is going to get a good education? I know there are some great schools out there, but I also suspect there are some dicey schools that aren't even accredited.

Q&A: Teacher Quality

Q: I’ve heard mixed reviews about teachers at online colleges. Do good teachers flock to the internet? Or is it a backwater for people who can't stand in front of people? What do you guys think?

Q&A: Additional Online Elementary Schools Resources

Q: Where can I find more info about online elementary schools? I don’t see much when I search for it on the internet. How new is this phenomena? Is it a phenomena? Will it last?

Q&A: Loans and Debt

Q: Am I going to get into debt? How do the numbers break down? I am not sure who to speak with about this issue.

Q&A: Financial Aid at Online Graduate Schools

Q: How does financial aid work with online grad schools? Do I have to pay up front, or can I finance my education? Obviously, this is a major concern.

Q&A: Religious Schools and Programs

Q: Are any of these schools religious? I assume the teachers are good and qualified at these schools? I guess I am only interested in Christian schools, but do wonder about other faiths as well.

Q&A: Tuition Reductions for Veterans

Q: I am currently stationed in Germany, and looking to earn my bachelors degree. What services or tuition reductions are available for current members of military or veterans when it comes to online colleges?

Q&A: Technology at Online Graduate Schools

Q: What sort of technology do online grad schools offer? How progressive are these platforms? I heard that some of them are not the most technologically-savvy.

Q&A: LBGT Student Services

Q: What sort of LGBT services do online HS students get? It's not that my son needs "special attention" or anything, it would just be nice to know there are programs where he is able to feel comfortable...