Monday, April 27, 2009

A Guest Post on Affordable Education

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Katie Wilson of Distance Learning Net sent me nice e-mail asking me to allow her to write a post that points outdoorsmen in the direction for further education. As I am a big proponent in investing in one's education I thought it a grand idea. Things to keep in mind, not all accreditation are equal. Some school are accredited by unsanctioned organizations. Have a plan for what you wish to accomplish; do your research. Lastly, make sure you are having fun!

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Sportsmen Can Find Affordable Education Online
Katie Wilson

Ever wondered if the internet had any courses available to those who live to spend their lives outdoors? Of course there are! The internet is full of opportunities for advancing oneself, whether through education or other areas of study. Of course, not all programs are created equal, but there is something for every sportsman who’d like to get the credentials necessary to work in his preferred field.

Penn Foster Online

The folks at Penn Foster can get you started and ready to go within six months with a forestry management degree. Low tuition costs include books, coursework, instruction, and online access to their materials. If you are interested in furthering yourself and your career in this high-need industry, take a look at what Penn Foster has to offer.

Cal Campus

Cal Campus has been offering distance learning courses since 1986. That said, they have the necessary accreditation to ensure that your coursework will be recognized after you’ve put in the hard work. Visit Cal Campus online and see if their forestry course is something that will get you on the road to the career you want.

Independent Study

Many things that can be learned about forestry can be done without needing to spend time in classes; the desire to learn may be all that you need. If this is the case and you have some practical experience, then you may want to check out the University of Idaho’s free interactive archive on forestry. This can be viewed here.

Search for What You Want

Online, there are many campuses that claim to be able to help you out. The best policy is to do your due diligence and not let anyone talk you out of your money without being able to give you evidence of results. First and foremost, you want accreditation. Secondly, if this course of study will take a while, you want financial aid. Any help available could mean the difference between success and failure.

The Next Step

Once you’ve figured out what you want to do, see what others are saying about the school. Above all else, you need to feel good about the decision you’re making and know that you aren’t going to be wasting your time and money. Federal Financial Aid is usually a good sign that the school is worth attending. Do your research, investigate the programs, and decide what’s best for you and your lifestyle. You’ll thank yourself later.

This post was contributed by Katie Wilson, who writes about top distance learning. She welcomes your feedback at KatieWilson06 at

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