Being a parent is a full-time job.
It’s enough to get the kids ready for school, focused on their homework and to and from the various clubs, sports and other activities, and that’s before you’ve tackled anything that you have to do, from professional obligations to simply finding time to sit down and enjoy the silence.
As a parent, it can be difficult to even imagine doing anything for yourself, and that includes going back to school.
Adult learners regularly have more rigid schedules and greater personal and professional responsibilities that simply cut into the time needed to devote to an education. Online learning, however, can deliver the flexibility to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
More and more students today are balancing parenting, working and learning thanks to online offerings. Georgia State University is committed to meet parents interested in going back to school where they are on their journeys, offering more online classes than any other college or university in Georgia.
Not sure if an online education is right for you? Consider how Georgia State Online could help make attaining a college degree a reality.
A study schedule that suits your lifestyle
Online learning works for your unique lifestyle!
You have the power to set a schedule that best fits you and your family. That allows you to set aside time so you can tackle your assignments based on what’s best for you, while preserving time to enjoy dinner with your kids. Your day-to-day life comes first, with online courses fitting in when and where it works for you.
At Georgia State, we also have crafted several course offerings that meet you where you are in your studies. For instance, we have a host of online associate degree programs that can flow seamlessly into several of our bachelor’s degree programs. This provides a pathway to higher education for those who may have either taken a gap year or didn’t finish all the necessary core courses.
Student success options that work
Perhaps what’s been holding you back is a feeling that you won’t have the support system you need to do the best you can in your studies. Don’t worry! Even though your classes are fully online - and your kids might be running around the house - Georgia State has your back.
We’ve focused on eliminating the achievement gap for students from all walks of life thanks to a carefully curated collection of student success programs and initiatives that everyone can access. It doesn’t matter if you’re a single parent or dual-income household; you’ll always have a team of committed advisors ready to help you out.
For instance, we have a full range of student success programs available to all of our students, including our innovative GPS Advising system that relies on predictive analytics to track progress, monitor at-risk behaviors and generate meetings between advisers and students. Since being deployed, first-year student fall-to-spring retention rates have increased, and we have a better understanding of how to support the transfer pathways between two- and four-year institutions.
An affordable, accessible pathway for everyone
The cost of tuition can be daunting, but we believe no student of any age should ever have to make a decision to attend school based on cost.
That’s why we believe in The State Way. We have focused on not only eliminating the achievement gap among students from all backgrounds but also making tuition for online college affordable and accessible. At Georgia State, we’ve put together a tuition package for our various online degrees that is among the most competitive in the country. As an example, the cost of a fully online associate degree is just $3,350 per year for both in-state and out-of-state tuition.
We also offer generous financial aid and scholarship packages that can make the cost of a degree much more affordable. In fact, more than 92 percent of Georgia State students with demonstrated need received some measure of financial aid.
Innovation that empowers your success
Taking that next step can be scary, but we’re committed to making sure it’s as easy as possible for parents considering going back to college. At Georgia State, we’ve worked hard to put systems in place that put students of all ages and all backgrounds first. We’ll work hand-in-hand with you to make sure you reach your goals and realize your dreams as soon as possible.
It’s why we’ve been called by The New York Times “an innovative engine of social mobility.”
Learn more about our flexible online offerings and find the right fit for you.