Studying online may or may not be a good option for you, all depending on your taste and availability. It is worth mentioning that distance education (Faculdade EAD) has grown a lot in Brazil and even more in times of pandemic. There are more than half a million students taking a totally virtual course.
Among the reasons that lead the student not to leave home, we have many that we can mention: the greater convenience of studying at home, flexibility of schedules and more affordable rates than in the face-to-face modality.
However, despite all these positive points, many doubts can always arise regarding this modality. And to find out if a distance college is right for you, you need to know everything about this tuition.
Is distance learning much cheaper than studying in person?
Not always, but we can say that in most cases it is. In addition to being cheaper than the face-to-face course, the cost of the course does not require the bus money, as there is no need to travel to the University.
And for those who thought they would not get a scholarship, we give you some good news. There are already several public universities that rely on this modality. It also has the University for All Program (Prouni), aimed at private universities in the country.
The Diploma of the EAD Course
The Diploma for classroom courses has the same validity as distance courses. This will happen as long as the course is recognized by the MEC, in addition to the Educational Institution.
In addition, EAD teachers are evaluated by MEC according to the same criteria and with the same rigor as in-person courses.
With the diploma of distance learning recognized by the MEC, you can apply for vacancies that require university education, participate in bids for vacancies in higher education and then go on to graduate.
EAD – When will it be a good option?
Going to college from a distance is always a good thing when:
When you need to reconcile the University and your studies and you hardly have time to rest, it may be time to think about graduating with the computer and anywhere;
Not being able to take a face-to-face course, it is also advisable that you take a postgraduate course. This happens with university students who have a good job in a city and there is no face-to-face course, for example, opting for Universities that offer this course at a distance;
When your budget is low, it is useless to think about the most expensive, after all you can take out the debts. Choose the distance learning mode.
Where to take a distance course?
As important as choosing the course and the type of teaching, it is deciding which University will be chosen to study.
If you find a college that offers a thousand advantages, with a small price, but without the recognition of MEC, do not fall into this trap! You will waste time and money.
We remember that the diploma obtained in a distance higher education is worth as much as the classroom, yes, as long as the faculty is recognized by the MEC.
Faculty EAD in Brazil
The vast majority of Brazilian cities with more than 100 thousand inhabitants already offer more than one on-campus University and also EAD, in many cases at the same University.
Among minors, 74% of those with a population between 50 thousand and 100 thousand inhabitants have support centers.
According to Educa Insights, Brazil today has 81 higher education institutions with distance learning courses. Together, they offer 3,109 face-to-face support centers across the country.
Although they have a stronger presence in the capitals Southeast, South and Northeast, these support units are distributed throughout Brazil. Even in the most remote areas of the Amazon, for example, it is also possible to find an educational institution that offers distance learning.
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