How to make sure an online university is legitimate

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Posted on July 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 10:01 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Getting a college degree online is a popular and convenient way of furthering an education.

But not all Internet universities are legitimate.

The Better Business Bureau said some of those online schools lead back to "diploma mills" or companies that offer degrees or certificates for a flat fee and require little course work.

Cynthia Albert was in the studio with more on the scams and how they can keep you from getting hired.

You can check if a school is accredited by a legitimate organization by visiting the U.S. Department of Education's website.

The BBB said, "When in doubt, check it out." You can call the BBB for questions, information or resources at 581-2222 or visit http://neworleans.bbb.org/.

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