Do you know that you don’t have to spend so much money (over thousands of dollars) in order to get a college degree? There are many schools that offer free online course programs. Free courses online are really becoming quite popular. Yes, it is quite rare for a college or university to provide a complete online degree at absolutely no cost to the student, but the truth is that some schools do offer a variety of courses to arouse the interest of people in learning. Free online courses maybe basic, but it is sure better than nothing.

Here are a couple of institutions that offer these courses:

• Carnegie Mellon University
This school is one of the most respected technical schools in the United States. Yes, you can get a free online course at Carnegie Mellon University – you will find these free courses at cmu.edu/oli
These courses are self-guiding, and are in a variety of subject areas including the following:
– Introductory and advanced math courses
– Chemistry
– Languages
– Biology
– Information Technology (IT)
– Economics

• The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
You can get free online “Ivy League” courses at MIT “OpenCourseWebsite” – ocw.mit.edu. There are so many courses to choose from, including:
– Health sciences
– Chemistry
– Social Sciences
– Math
– Biology
– Physics
– Chemistry
– Engineering
– Political science

• Stanford University a course in miracles
Yes, the almighty Stanford University offers interested students the opportunity to download a variety of courses which they can play back on their laptops, PCs or iPod. These free online courses are known as “iTunes U”. Go to itunes.stanford.edu to get started. If you actually want the college experience, but you are a little bit the public university kind, go to UC Berkeley free online course listings – webcas.berkley.edu

• Lancaster University
Yes, this school is a British based university that offers students the opportunity to get a free online education in subjects relating to web authoring and computer language.