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Calculate Your Online Learning Savings

Are you thinking of taking a class online? The Distance Learning Calculator will help you determine how much money you will save by taking a college course from your home. To use the calculator, answer all the questions below that apply to your situation. Then click the "Calculate Savings" button.

If you drive to/from campus, how many miles is your round-trip commute?
What is your car's gas mileage?
(in miles per gallon)
What other costs are associated with your commute to/from campus?
(include daily parking fee or daily public transportation etc.)
What does child care cost you for your college time?
(per class attendance)
How many minutes does it take for your round-trip commute to campus?
What is your personal time worth?
(in dollars per hour)