Distance-Education Providers Promote Summertime Discounts

In the increasingly competitive world of distance education, some institutions have turned to discounts and promotions to attract students -- especially in the summer, when potential students may be thinking more about beaches than books.

The University of Phoenix's World Wide Web site touts a "summer promotion" that lets you "Save up to $250!!" if you apply to the University of Phoenix Online before June 29. The for-profit institution will waive $133 in fees