How Much Does Distance Education Cost?
 
 
 
 
How Much Does Distance Education Cost?

Costs for distance education vary considerably depending on the type of program you choose. Distance education can save you the expenses of travel, room, and board, but the actual academic fees usually correspond to those of traditional learning.

If any period of residency on campus is required during the course of the program, you should include those costs in your budget as well. You should also inquire about the costs of the learning materials needed to complete each course, and allow for the shipping fees and import duties that you might face. For further information on calculating the costs of studying for a U.S. degree, see Undergraduate Study and Graduate Study.

If there is any campus residency requirement for your program, you probably will need a student visa to travel to the United States. Confirm what type of visa is required with the institution you are interested in attending. Contact an EducationUSA information and advising center and the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country to find out about the requirements for applying for a U.S. visa in your country and any costs involved. For further information, see Predeparture Information.