Monday, July 7, 2008

High gas prices driving more to online degrees - Melica Johnson, KATU

Rising gas prices are leading to a sudden demand in online college degree programs – since it's cheaper to power your home computer than your car. That's the story for Nicola Boring-Mackie, a married mother of three who said her only option to get a college degree is online. With costs for food and daycare going up along with the cash needed to fill her minivan's gas tank, driving to classes at Chemeketa Community College is impossible, she said.

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