Supporting Student Success: The UC Online Difference

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Online, where we’re proud to nurture some of the brightest minds in the nation. Our flexible and accommodating programs are designed to cater to your unique needs and goals, no matter what hurdles you may face along the way.

We know firsthand that life can be challenging, but we’re here to help you overcome obstacles and achieve success—on your terms. Whether you’re a busy professional, a devoted caregiver, or dealing with unexpected health issues, we’re committed to finding a program and support system that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Support for Working Professionals

At UC Online, we offer both full- and part-time class options, enabling you to study at your own pace and around your professional schedule. Our programs are designed to get you to graduation—but they’re also designed to let you continue to work, make money, and apply new course skills immediately to your place of work, making you more of an organizational asset. Throughout it all, UC Online academic advisors will be at your side, helping you balance your busy life to meet your educational requirements.

“UC Online made balancing school with full-time work effortless! The instructors were knowledgeable, helpful, and provided guidance every step of the way. I would definitely recommend UC to others!” – Lisa

Support for Service Members

As a Yellow Ribbon partner school and one of only three academic establishments in Ohio to be part of the VetSuccess program—which provides counseling services to veterans, service members, and their dependents—we’re committed to offering tailored academic experiences for veterans.

No matter how you’ve served or are serving, you’ll work with our Office of Veterans Programs & Services to explore the many ways to maximize your earned benefits, from federal tuition assistance to the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

“University of Cincinnati Online gave me the opportunity to finish my degree I had started 10 years prior. It was important to finish what I had started, even living in another state. It was an overall great experience!” – Eric, Veteran

Support for Family Caregivers

UC Online’s faculty and staff members have a proud history of meeting the distinctive needs of parents, caregivers, and loved ones to empower individuals to balance their lives and advance their futures. But UC Online employees aren’t the only ones offering support. Fellow parents and caregivers in the same programs often provide motivation and share tips and strategies for success, building a UC Online community of shared experiences and hopeful futures.

“University of Cincinnati Online Family Nurse Practitioner program has the best instructors and course content is well organized. I feel so prepared to get started in my new career. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a FNP! Online is the way to go for people who work full-time and have a family.” – Christine, Active Duty

Support for Unexpected Health-Related Issues

We recognize the importance of maintaining your mental well-being as you tackle your coursework, and we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way. Health challenges can arise unexpectedly, but we’re experienced in making accommodations to ensure you have the resources to succeed in your academic goals.

Furthermore, you can complete your work on your own time without worrying about making special arrangements—making it easier to take time off and get the care you need without impacting your studies.

Support for Personal Lives

We believe a busy life shouldn’t hold you back from furthering your education—which is why our flexible schedules give you the freedom to take personal time to care for yourself and your loved ones. That’s the beauty of online programs: they allow you to access coursework from anywhere with an internet connection, so you can take your studies wherever you go, whether traveling the world or working from a coffee shop.

Support for Financial Restraints

The Student Financial Aid Office is readily available to assist you in planning your academic career and using your available aid to meet your goals. Striving to make education affordable for everyone, they provide various financial aid opportunities, scholarships, and grants to assist you in financing your education and reducing financial strain.

Better yet, UC Online students have the rare advantage of receiving financial aid year-round, unlike most students who only receive assistance during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

A UC Degree On Your Terms

At UC Online, we want to empower you to achieve your goals, no matter your circumstances. Life may be challenging, but our belief that education should be flexible and accommodating encourages us to offer a range of programs and support systems designed to fit every unique need.

So — are you ready to learn more? Explore our online institution to discover how you can create an academic path that suits your lifestyle and career goals. Or take the first step towards a brighter future and begin your application today.

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