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How to cut the cost of remote learning as student year begins

Long spells at home for remote learners mean bigger house bills for parents, writes Louise McBride

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Remote learning will trigger additional costs for parents of college students and for the students themselves - due to the extra time being spent at home and the increased reliance on and need for home technology (stock image)

Remote learning will trigger additional costs for parents of college students and for the students themselves - due to the extra time being spent at home and the increased reliance on and need for home technology (stock image)

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Remote learning will trigger additional costs for parents of college students and for the students themselves - due to the extra time being spent at home and the increased reliance on and need for home technology (stock image)

College life will be a world apart from previous years for the students starting or returning to university this autumn. In the coming months, more students than ever before will receive their lectures online rather than in lecture halls - meaning that many are now likely to follow the bulk of their college courses from home.

Remote learning will trigger additional costs for parents of college students and for the students themselves - due to the extra time being spent at home and the increased reliance on and need for home technology.

Here are eight things worth knowing which could help reduce the cost of remote learning.