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SCSU expands online courses
St. Cloud State University will expand its online course offerings to include training for people interested in careers in medical transcription and medical coding and billing. orporate Education and Outreach in St. Cloud State’s Center for Continuing Studies will partner with health care education company Career Step to offer the training. Two open houses about the new programs will be Jan. 14, with one in Maple Grove and one at St. Cloud Public Library.

Applying for college aid is easier than ever
These days, families need all the help they can get paying for their children's college education. Many parents have lost their jobs or their pay has been cut, while college costs have continued to rise. That's why applying for financial aid – and applying in a timely manner – is so critical. The best way you can ensure you have a shot at obtaining financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Online scholarship applications are available for RCTC
Incoming, returning, and graduating students of Rochester Community and Technical College can apply online for scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. The scholarship listing and application are available at www.rctc.edu/foundation/html/scholarships.html. Applications must be submitted by March 1. RCTC Foundation scholarships have a variety of criteria and are available for numerous areas of study and students.

Six Tips for Getting the Most Bang for Their Book Bucks
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) January 1, 2010 -- For college students and their parents seeking to get the most for their money when buying textbooks for the spring semester, it's important to know that all online bookstores are not created equal. This month, the team at Direct Textbook is issuing six tips and guidelines to help college students and their parents make smart choices, get the best deals and avoid making costly mistakes when purchasing textbooks online.

Colleges rethink light Friday schedules
The state's public colleges and universities claim to be bursting at the seams and each year turn away hundreds, if not thousands, of good applicants. Kean University in Union increased its enrollment by nearly 700 students this semester just by holding more classes on Fridays and some Saturdays, according to its president.

SLN Online Course Catalog
The SUNY Learning Network Online Catalog of courses is compiled from course and degree information provided to the SUNY Learning Network by SUNY campuses. All online courses, degree and certificate programs are offered by SUNY campuses. For complete information about any online degree, course or certificate program, please contact the campus offering the program.

Berkeley College opens online headquarters
“Berkeley College is experiencing tremendous growth using online technology for learning and teaching,” said Dr. Cortes. At the ceremony, Berkeley College Online received a Joint Legislative Resolution from the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, as well as congratulatory letters from local legislators, the United States Distance Learning Association and the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

10 Benefits to Attending an Online College
Are you considering attending an online school in order to get your degree? If so, you are likely interested in learning more about the pros and cons associated with getting your degree online. The reality is that there are several advantages to attending an online school. Let’s take a look at a few of the biggest benefits.


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