I did some classes online and had to quit for family reasons. It costs about the same as many private colleges. It was easy to get financial help and you can use the same person throughout the process. The classes were difficult enough. Just as hard as the brick and mortar university I graduated from. You have to study and keep up with assignments just like anywhere else. There are also plenty of studying tools they offer. Their credits will transfer to any other university, also. It's more convenient, but it's still not an easy way to get a degree.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend