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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still have questions about Saint Xavier University Online? Below, you'll find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

General Questions

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General Questions

What program does Saint Xavier University offer online?

Currently, Saint Xavier University offers online Master's degrees in Nursing - Clinical Leadership, Nursing – Executive Leadership (Nursing Administration), and Curriculum and Instruction. We also offer a Nurse Educator Certificate.

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Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. One of our Program Managers will be happy to walk you through all the necessary steps needed to apply. We have a dedicated Financial Aid staff that will help you receive all of the assistance for which you qualify.

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Is earning an online degree right for me?

Earning an online Master's degree from Saint Xavier University is a great way to expand your career opportunities without sacrificing important time for your family, career, or other activities.

Online classes allow you to do your coursework when and where it's most convenient for you, in a time that is flexible to accommodate your other responsibilities.

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Is Saint Xavier accredited?

Yes, Saint Xavier University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). For more information on our accreditations and approval, please visit our Accreditations page.

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How can I request more information?

Please fill out our Information Request Form and we will call you to answer your questions. If you don't want to wait, you can call and speak with a Program Manager at (866) 319-8966.

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What career experience does the Saint Xavier University Online faculty bring?

Saint Xavier University Online utilizes mostly full-time professors that are experts in their field. Where Saint Xavier University does utilize adjunct instructors, our standards for these individuals allow us to expose students to instructors whose expertise is the result of their current work in the fields of study they teach, bringing invaluable real-world experience to the classroom.

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How do online courses work?

In online courses, students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through an online learning system. Similar to a traditional course, students complete assignments according to the class schedule. These assignments might include completing readings from a textbook or current article, writing a paper, completing a project, or contributing to the course discussion. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via online discussion forums.

Online courses are not self-paced, independent study courses. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online class discussions. Often, online students report that the online learning experience is richer than a traditional classroom because of the level of engagement and discussion from fellow students living around the country and even the world.

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Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?

No, but you are required to stay on schedule with assignments and login multiple times per week. You have the flexibility of choosing the day of the week and the time of day or night you want to log on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through the online course) by the specified date and time. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work only once per week.

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Are all of the programs fully online?

Each program currently has a single on-campus component, or residency, designed to reinforce the concepts and knowledge learned in the program. This residency will be unique for each program and allow for you to interact with faculty and other online students, reinforce the skills learned in the program, and experience our Chicago campus. For information relating to these residencies, please visit the specific page of your program of interest. Our admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and share the value of this experience.

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What type of technical support is available to me?

Saint Xavier University Online offers 24/7 technical support. Our Personal Support Center is made up of technology professionals committed to supporting the technical needs of our students any time of day, and each day of the week, including weekends. They will assist you with any computer issues that might hinder you from completing your work.

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What type of personal support is available to me?

As a Saint Xavier University Online student, you will have your own personal Student Services Coordinator who is just a phone call away and is ready to help you with any issues or questions that may arise throughout your academic life at Saint Xavier University. Think of your Student Services Coordinator as your personal 'concierge' available to support you through the program and always just a phone call or email away.

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How do I get started?

Call us toll-free at (866) 319-8966 and speak with a Program Manager or fill out our Information Request Form and we'll call you.

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