I can’t make a sweeping generalization about all online schools, but I would certainly say that my school, Southern New Hampshire University, is a legitimate school that is not in it just for the money. I went to several online schools before I transferred to Southern New Hampshire University, and a lot of them have hidden fees that are tacked on after you agree to go to school. But here, I know exactly what my bill is and I appreciate that. At this school, I truly feel like I am getting the education that I am paying for.
When you are looking for a quality school that offers online classes and distance learning, you need to think about accreditation. That is the first thing to look for because you need to be sure that the degree you earn will be considered valid anywhere you go.
It is also very important to consider certain criterion such as the availability of student resources. In my case, I knew immediately that I wanted to attend Southern New Hampshire University based on the personal connection that I felt with my advisor. She is always available to chat with me about any issues that I think need to be addressed. I can tell that she cares about me and that inspires me to put my trust in the school.