5 reasons 2014 is the time to go back to school

Each new year, people around the globe resolve to improve their lives, committing to changes small and big. Certain goals remain popular year after year, including getting a better education. Have you been thinking about hitting the books? Here are five reasons 2014 is the right time to go back to school.

Perfect Fit
For more than three decades, the College for Professional Studies has served adult learners helping them achieve their educational and career goals. Working professionals have been able to find a program that fits into their busy lives thanks to accelerated, evening or weekend courses and online programs.

Experience Counts
Regis University recognizes that not all knowledge is gained inside the classroom. Through the Prior Learning Assessment or credit-by-exam programs, students can demonstrate their knowledge and experience to earn up to 45 credit hours — the equivalent of 15 college courses.

Create Connections
Learn alongside other working professionals and study with award-winning, experienced faculty who are experts in their fields. CPS students bring previous experience with them to each course, a catalyst for lively debate and discussion. These connections will expand your network and further support your postgraduate career.

Affordable Investment
During the 2012-13 academic year, Regis distributed approximately $150 million in scholarships, grants, loans and student employment stipends from federal, state and institutional sources. Unlike some colleges, Regis tuition includes things like parking, technology and access to the library and fitness center.

Stand Out
Whether you want to finish your first degree or switch to a new career path, experience combined with education demonstrates a motivation and drive to succeed, a top characteristic employers seek out. Furthering your education expands employment opportunities, leading to more ways you can positively impact your community.

Make good on your resolution and continue your education at Regis.