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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

Challenges of Distance Learning for Students

Distance learning enables students to access and engage with quality educational content, all from the comfort and convenience of home. Though COVID-related restrictions will likely begin to relax as the pandemic wanes and vaccination rates rise, it seems unlikely that the e-learning industry, which experienced explosive growth in 2020, will become obsolete in 2021. On …

What is Upskilling?

The modern workforce is not static. Trends, needs, and values are updating as constantly as a social media feed.  Neither, then, should a skillset be static.  Boiled down, the upskilling definition means to gain new skills. It can be thought of in two ways: first, and most recognizably, as the personal acquisition of new skills; …

The Cost of a Degree: Expenses & Considerations Beyond Tuition

With the cost of education increasing, many students say that tuition is one of their top priorities when planning for college. However, it’s important to remember that tuition is only one part of the overall cost of attending a university. In addition to tuition, which covers the costs of your classes, you’ll also be responsible …

What’s the Difference between Regional and National Accreditation?

The bureaucracy behind academic accreditation can be confusing. What does regionally accredited mean? What are the differences between regional vs national accreditation? Not being able to answer these questions might negatively impact career prospects, your ability to access federal student aid, or even your ability to transfer credits between schools.   Taking a moment to understand …

How to Use Your Post 9/11 GI Bill®

What is the Post 9/11 GI Bill®? The Post 9/11 GI Bill® helps eligible Service members and Veterans pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Four Steps to Finance Your Degree at NU: STEP 1: Find …