I’ve taken online classes and my brother is getting a Master’s online. And you’re right, some of the online classes do take up more time than traditional classes. but the kicker is that you don’t have to spend all that time at once. For my classes I spread the class out over each day. Many just want you to turn in the assignments on time and participate in email discussions. If she goes pro she’ll have a lot of down time traveling from place to place in which she could do her class. And again she doesn’t have to be a full time student. One or two classes a semester isn’t that much and should interfere with a career. That way she would be able to figure out what is more important, school or a short pro career.