Calculate Your Online $avings
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 the cost of gas?
What is your car's gas mileage?
(in miles per gallon)
What other costs (in dollars) are associated with your commute to / from campus?
(including daily parking fee or 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)
(Only an estimate. Remember, online courses are not for everyone. Take the
to determine if elearning is right for you).
Your driving expense:
Your commuting costs other than driving:
Your child care cost:
The cost of your personal time used for commuting:
Your total commuting cost for attending one day of class:
Assuming a 15-week semester, your total commuting cost for the semester is:
- for classes that meet one day per week:
- for classes that meet two days per week: