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  By Kiona Strickla 

For service members or military spouses seeking higher education, online programs often sound like the perfect choice. Online classes are portable, so you don’t have to transfer every time you move, and mid-semester PCS or deployment orders are much less likely to wreck your transcript if you can take your classes with you. 

The on-your-own-time scheduling makes it easier to fit school into your schedule around training, work, or family obligations. Even with tuition assistance and MyCAA, it is also helpful that online programs are often less expensive than offline courses, because many of the fees schools charge to traditional students do not apply to distance learners. Virtual classrooms and work at your own pace can be a great fit for the military lifestyle whether you’re a service member or a family member.

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