Online education saves adults students $

For adults who want to complete a college degree, online education programs offer various cost-saving options, a group of online program leaders said recently.

Through Prior Learning Assessments, or PLAs, students can earn college credits in areas they’ve already mastered without taking courses, panelists noted during “Debt and Disillusionment: Extending the Economic Advantages of Online Learning,” a conference held in early October in Washington, D.C.

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