Frequently Asked Questions about Online Graduate School

What’s it like, being in online graduate school at UNE?

Does UNE offer academic support to its online students?

Yes! UNE provides free tutoring services to all students in all programs.

Do I have a liaison who I can contact if I have questions or concerns about my program?

Yes. Every student has a Student Support Specialist. Your Support Specialist can help you with a wide range of issues, from registration to technology to course planning. If your Support Specialist doesn’t have the answer, they will help you connect with the university representative who does have the answer.

Is there financial aid for my program?

Yes. UNE’s financial aid office can help you make school affordable. Click here for the Online Education Financial Services page.

How long does it take an instructor to reply to my question about class?

Our instructors aim to respond to questions within 24 hours.

Can I use a Mac or do I need a PC?

UNE uses Blackboard as our learning management system, which supports both Mac and PC. 

Do I have access to a library?

Yes. Everything you need for your class is available through our online library. If you live locally, feel free to use additional resources on campus.

Will I attend an orientation?

Yes. All students are required to complete an online orientation before they begin classes.

I need to take a break from my classes. Is this possible without hurting my enrollment status?

Yes. Students are allowed to take a Leave of Absence (LOA). This allows students to take the time they need for a personal situation, such as an illness or relocation. To apply for a Leave of Absence, get in touch with your Student Support Specialist

How do I start?

There are several ways to start the process of getting an online degree.

  • Click the “Request Information” button below if you’d like us to get in touch with you.
  • Click the “Apply Now” button to go straight to our online application.
  • Or, click on the “Chat With Us!” window to chat with an enrollment counselor
    • Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST

Whichever method you choose, right now is the very best time to start.


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