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November 23, 2015
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November 23, 2015
Bachelor's Degree vs. Associate's Degree: Where Should You Start?
Learn about the differences between earning a bachelor's degree vs. associate's degree, and see which one is best for your education and career goals.
November 13, 2015
5 Benefits of Working While in College
Working while in college has its benefits. Learn how successfully balancing school and job responsibilities can help you reach your goal.
November 09, 2015
5 Reasons To Go To Grad School
Getting you master's degree can help you advance your career. See our top 5 reasons to go to grad school and how you can benefit from an advanced degree.
November 02, 2015
Top 5 Study Tips for Online Students
Pursuing an online degree can have unique challenges. Stay focused with 5 study tips that will keep you on track with your degree and career goals.
October 28, 2015
Financial Aid for Part-Time Students: What You Should Know
Learn more about financial aid for part-time students, and see how to find and apply for grants, loans, scholarships that you may be eligible to receive.
October 21, 2015
Can You Finish College in 3 Years? 5 Possible Options for Graduating Early
Is it possible to finish college in 3 years? Learn how to earn your degree in less than 4 years, and how an accelerated degree can save you time and money.
October 07, 2015
Graduate Certificate vs. Master's Degree: What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between a graduate certificate vs. master's degree, and find out which one might be best for you and your career goals.
October 05, 2015
Online vs. Classroom: Which Learning Environment is Right for You?
The traditional college classroom is changing. Understand the pro and cons of online vs. classroom learning before deciding which approach is right for you
October 02, 2015
The Benefits of Test-Optional Colleges
The list of test-optional colleges that don't require SAT or ACT test scores for admission continues to grow. Learn about the benefits of these schools.
September 23, 2015
Do College Credits Expire?
Understanding how transfer credits work is important for students going back to college, but do college credits expire? Read our transfer guide to find out.
September 15, 2015
How Transferring College Credits Work at AIU
Thinking about transferring colleges? Learn how to transfer college credits to AIU with these helpful tips that can help to maximize your prior experience.
September 02, 2015
How To Get Into College Without Taking the SAT or ACT
Many colleges are now test-optional and don't require the SAT or ACT. Learn how to get into college without prepping for or taking standardized tests.
August 25, 2015
See How at AIU, Your Future is in YOUR Hands
Why go back to college to pursue your degree? Because it's not where you come from that's important; it's where you're headed. It's YOUR future, and your success is in your hands.
August 17, 2015
When Do You Apply for College? A Resource for Adult Students
Thinking of going to college in your 30s or 40s? Get answers on when you should apply for college and how to navigate the application process.
August 12, 2015
How Does Financial Aid Work for College? [FAQ]
Need help paying for college? Learn how financial aid works and get answers to common questions about qualifying for grants, scholarships & federal loans.
July 24, 2015
How to Be a Good Student in College
Knowing how to be a good student in college is an important ingredient to your success in earning your degree. Get started with these five tips.
July 22, 2015
4 Reasons to Finish Your Degree Online
You can you finish your degree online. Learn why online degree completion may be the right choice for you and your education and career goals.
July 21, 2015
Why You Should Consider Adaptive Learning
Education is changing, and adaptive learning is part of this change. See how online learning technologies can adjust to your learning needs and style.
July 15, 2015
The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Move Forward in Your Career and Life: AIU Provost Dr. Robert Manzer's Advice
AIU Provost Dr. Robert Manzer shares his perspective on a key ingredient to help you move forward in school AND in life.
July 13, 2015
Is College Worth It? 3 Reasons the Answer is Yes
Trying to decide if college is worth it? Explore the benefits of earning a degree, and see how a degree can increase your salary and career opportunities.
June 30, 2015
The Top 10 Apps for College Students
See our top 10 list of apps for college students, and learn how these essential iPhone, iPad and Android apps can help you stay organized and focused.
June 22, 2015
What Degree is Right for Me? These 7 Questions Can Help Find the Answer
Thinking about going back to college? Ask yourself these important questions before choosing the right degree for you and your career path.
June 17, 2015
Certificate vs. Degree Programs: Which is Right for You?
Trying to decide between a college certificate vs. degree program? Discover the difference between the two and see which is better for your career goals.
June 15, 2015
How Many Credits Do You Need for a Bachelor's Degree?
How many credits do you need for a bachelor's degree? It varies, but AIU requires 180 quarter credit hours (equal to 120 semester credit hours).
June 12, 2015
Investing in Your Future: Going Back to College at 40
Thinking about going back to college at 40? You're not alone. Learn how a degree can benefit your career, and see if this path is right for you.
June 10, 2015
Distance Learning 101: How Does Online College Work?
Learn how online classes and courses work, and see if going to college online is the right fit for you.
June 08, 2015
Regionally Accredited vs. Nationally Accredited: What's the Difference?
Accreditation is important. Learn how regionally accredited vs. nationally accredited online colleges are different before choosing the best degree for you.
May 29, 2015
How to Go Back to School: A Guide for Adult Students
Finishing college in your 30s or 40s is possible. Learn how to go back to school, and see why you should consider pursuing your degree online.
May 13, 2015
Where Can I Use a Computer Away from Home? 7 Places to Look
If you're wondering, "Where can I use a computer or get Internet access away from home?" we've got seven ideas of where to look.
May 08, 2015
What is Blended Learning? How Online Education and Classroom Experiences Work Together
You've heard about online and traditional learning, but what is blended learning? Learn about this flexible approach to college, and if it's right for you
April 30, 2015
Transferring from Community College: 6 Things to Know
Transferring from community college to a four-year college or university doesn't have to be complicated. Learn more about transfer credits and resources.
April 24, 2015
10 Inspirational Quotes for College Students
It can be a challenge to juggle school, your job and family. Stay motivated and focused with 10 inspirational quotes for college students.
April 22, 2015
What is a Difference Between a B.S. vs. B.A. Degree?
Trying to decide between a B.S. vs. B.A. degree? Learn about the differences between Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science before choosing your degree.
April 20, 2015
What Type of Learner Are You?
Do you know your learning style? Answer 7 questions to see what type of learner you are, and improve how you learn by creating habits based on your style.
April 15, 2015
6 Ways Your AIU Student Advisor Can Help You
Your AIU student advisor is here to help. See what types of questions they can assist with and how they can support your academic and career goals.
April 10, 2015
How to Get Motivated for School: 15 Tried-and-True Tricks
Hitting a wall in your studies? Real AIU students share their tips on how to get motivated for school based on what's worked for them.
March 30, 2015
Going Back to College After Dropping Out: 4 Strategies for Student Success
We share the four key steps to take to ensure that going back to college after dropping out is a positive experience.
March 27, 2015
5 Study Tips for Adult Learners
Adult learners can feel stressed or overwhelmed when transitioning back to college. Learn how to stay motivated with tips to help managing your workload.
March 20, 2015
Applying to College: 5 Tips for Military Veterans
Many military veterans start or complete their college educations while on active duty. Get advice about applying to college and start pursuing your degree.
March 16, 2015
The Difference Between an MBA and Master's Degree?
Thinking of pursuing your graduate degree online? Learn the difference between an MBA and master's degree before choosing which program is best for you.
March 11, 2015
Federal Student Loans: Who Sets Interest Rates?
The interest rates for federal student loans are based on a variety of factors, some of which might surprise you.
March 09, 2015
What is an Associate's Degree? (and 5 Reasons to Pursue One)
See how pursuing an associate's can assist your career and future educational options.
March 04, 2015
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Degrees: Which is Right for You?
Deciding between full-time vs. part-time school is about more than fitting school into your lifestyle.
February 25, 2015
Can You Go To College with a GED? 3 Things Non-traditional Students Need to Know
If you didn't graduate from high school, earning a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is a step toward college eligibility.
February 18, 2015
What Exactly is Distance Learning?
There are many advantages to distance learning, or attending school online. Learn how online distance learning works and whether this option is right for you.
February 16, 2015
3 Tips for Working Mothers from AIU Online Faculty Carol Sagers
Being a full-time mom and a full-time professional is not impossible. Get tips for working moms from AIU Online Faculty and mother of 2, Carol Sagers.
February 04, 2015
The No. 1 Way to Increase Your Productivity
Learn how creating new habits and taking time to outline your daily routine can lead to being more productive.
January 30, 2015
How Long Does it Take to Get a Master's Degree?
Traditional programs may require two years to complete, but some master's degrees can be done in as little as 11 months.
January 29, 2015
Is An Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Right for You?
If you'd like to earn a college degree in less than four years, see if an accelerated bachelor's degree is right for you before committing to a demanding course load.
January 27, 2015
5 Tips for Success: Starting College at 25
Whether you're going back to explore personal interests or expand your career horizons, you have different needs, advantages and challenges as an adult learner.
January 15, 2015
What Do Employers Think About AIU Graduates?
The AIU Employer Experience Research study shows that employers rank AIU graduates highly in some of the top in-demand skill sets.
January 12, 2015
Is a College Degree Worth It?
Is a college degree worth it? See the average salary of college versus high school graduates and learn more about the current value of a college degree.
January 12, 2015
AIU Students' Top New Year's Resolutions for 2015
Get inspired to achieve your goals by real New Year's resolutions from AIU students.
January 09, 2015
How Long Does It Take To Get Your Bachelor's Degree?
How long it takes to earn your degree depends on many factors, but the norm of the four-year degree is changing.
December 26, 2014
Choosing an Area of Specialization After Your Associate's Degree
Choosing an area of specialization inside your major is important. Get started on the right path with these tips.
December 19, 2014
Paying for College: What Are Educational Alliances?
Learn how corporate educational alliances can benefit employees and assist with paying for college through grants, scholarships or reduced tuition rates.
December 18, 2014
5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Online Colleges and Classes
Start school in the right foot by knowing what questions to ask before you begin.
December 17, 2014
Older College Students: 6 Reasons to Go Back to School After Age 30
The number of nontraditional and older college students is on the rise. See why going back to college at or after 30 is more realistic than ever.
December 16, 2014
7 Ways to Spend Time with Your Kids While You Are Going Back to College
Get tips on making time for your kids while pursuing your degree.
December 15, 2014
What's the Difference Between a College and University?
Although the terms often are used interchangeably, and exceptions do exist, colleges and universities each have their own characteristics.
December 12, 2014
5 Tips for Surviving The Holiday Season
Learn how to balance the demands of the winter holiday season and manage your schedule amid work, life, family and school.
December 05, 2014
5 Tips on Making a New Year's Resolution for 2015
See why making your educational or professional New Year's resolution now could help you help you follow through and accomplish your 2015 goals.
December 01, 2014
Top Fears About Going Back to College in Your 30s (and How to Overcome Them)
It's normal to have some concerns about going to college in your 30s, but you can get past your fears by keeping focused on your goals.
November 17, 2014
Going Back to School in Your 40s: Online Graduate Degrees for Lifelong Learning
As you ready yourself for the next chapter in life, it's important to know what to look for in a university if you're thinking of pursuing a graduate degree.
November 10, 2014
How to Unplug to Recharge Your Study Habits
Developing good study habits is essential to college success. Learn how to unplug from your digital life and increase your productivity to get things done.
November 07, 2014
4 Ways to Earn College Credit for Life Experience
Today's students often come back to college with knowledge from work, previous school or military experience. But can they earn credit for it?
October 31, 2014
How Can Online College Students Really Connect with Professors?
AIU faculty share the variety of ways they can communicate and connect with online college students, from live chat to email to video calls.
October 21, 2014
5 Reasons For Getting a Bachelor's Degree After Your Associate Degree
Earning an associate degree is a great accomplishment. See why getting a bachelor's degree might be a good bet for your next step forward.
September 19, 2014
Online Accredited Colleges: How Do Universities Get Accredited?
You know online accredited colleges are important, but just how does accreditation work?
September 19, 2014
4 Times Procrastination is a Good Idea
Learning how to overcome procrastination seems like a necessity in today's go-go environment, but are there any times when procrastination is a good idea?
September 15, 2014
Going to College After Military: 5 Steps to Succeed
Transitioning to college after military life can be difficult. Set yourself up for success with five tips to help make the transition easier.
September 09, 2014
How to Start College Online Successfully
Attending college online can be a great fit for students who are already juggling work and family. These tips can help you get started on the right foot.
September 05, 2014
Why Accredited Colleges Are Important
What are accredited colleges? Learn about the accreditation process and why choosing an accredited college is important when you're pursing your degree.
September 01, 2014
Tips for Fighting Homework Fatigue in 4 Minutes
Doing homework when you're tired can feel impossible. Learn how to give your brain a break and get motivated to do homework with a few simple tips.
August 22, 2014
AIU's HLC Regional Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accredited online universities help ensure students of quality education. Learn more about AIU's regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.
August 18, 2014
7 Benefits of Online Learning
Going back to college can be hard. Learn about the benefits of online learning, and how the flexibility of earning an online degree makes it worth it.
August 15, 2014
Top 5 Back-to-College Questions from the Non-Traditional Student
Have questions about going back to school as a non-traditional student? Learn more about your options and how to apply for financial aid.
August 11, 2014
Husband and Wife Skip and Candy Edie Achieve Their AIU Online Degrees Together
Date nights over DBs? See how husband and wife Skip and Candy Edie helped support each other as they each earned their bachelor's and master's degrees at AIU.
August 06, 2014
5 Things Older College Students Should Look for in a University
As an older college student, you need to find a university that fits your unique needs. Here are five things to consider to make the right decision for your return to college.
July 21, 2014
10 Tips to Start School Online on the Right Track
Whether you’re going back to school or just starting your college career online, learn what it takes to succeed when enrolling in an online college from real AIU alumni.