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Q: Is a college education finally getting a reasonable analysis of cost?

http://www.realclearlife.com/education/modern-states-freshman-year-for-free/

 

So 40 universities get together to provide free video classes and books,probably pdf online, and then you take a Clep exam when you think you are ready. No schedule or time limits, although I think Clep exams are a little high.

 

The question would be if you get a 1 year of credits free, will the student go the cheapest of the 40 universities and the other 39 get nothing for the effort.

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Universities should be free.

They are in Scotland. If you are smart.. you get in. Free.

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https://clep.collegeboard.org/register

 

exams are currently 85 dollars.

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http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/clep-exam/836030-university-of-california-does-not-accept-clep.html

 

some schools don't want you to save your money and not go in debt for a student loan.

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Universities should be free.

They are in Scotland. If you are smart.. you get in. Free.

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Making progress in the right direction. Personally, all staye schools should be free for citizens

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In Ozlandia, tertiary education is not 'free' (except when you're talking scholarships).

 

Instead, if you can pay the (heavily subsidised) fees up-front, then you can take a loan from the government, that is paid back out of your taxes, starting 5 years after graduation, and at a percentage based on your income. In recent years, this income threshhold has been brought down through parilamentary intervention, as well as the percentage to be repaid increased (but, still only about 5% of gross income).

 

I'm all for that system!

 

There is only one drawback... people like me who may never pay back that loan (unlike the US, the loan is SOLELY the responsibility of the student, and ONLY once that threshhold has been reached in the AUSTRALIAN tax system (so - working overseas doesn't affect it)). But, personally, once I get the cash, I intend to pay it back!

 

University is completely free to the individual in a number of countries - including Finland - and is paid for by the government... some other countries don't see the benefits of having a well educated populace (even if that education is a form of brainwashing ;p)

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http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136843/how-taiwans-shen-hsin-ling-helped-poor-through-computers

 

College education is a bit tricky if you want it to be truly free because what are the professors going to eat, air?

 

Perhaps a little inspiration from Miss Shen? Born in Taiwan, now in her mid-20s, a child prodigy in computer (wait, don't think of Bill Gates yet, she travels a completely different path befote 12), is known as the youngest philanthrophist ever, in Taiwan (probably the world). 

 

Her story (born dirt poor but with evolved parents) is in the textbooks of Taiwan before 20 years of age. Times magazine described her as an angel from heaven. Numerous awards, not just from the ex President of Taiwan, Ma either.

 

She helped poor grandpa (maternal side) solved his overproduction problem of some kind of fruit, at age 8, sold tons of them using the internet, receiving her first bucket of gold right there, by 12 she was already giving away the majority of her income in the form of free education for the dirt poor, compiling the courses herself, promoting them herself, walking from villiage to village throughout Taiwan, close to 1000 of them.

 

You can search Shen, Hsin-Ling on the internet. This angel gets plenty to run out of excuses, that is one thing for sure. smiley

 

Her detailed background of living on the streets until six, parents seeing she has to go to school therefore they moved into a 5m sq tinfoil 'home', selling balloons on the streets at 5, not having enough to eat, smell the sausages other hawkers were cooking, losing her grip slightly and the whole batch of balloons going up in the air, knewing that was part of family's dinner, freaking out, and how her mother hugged her immediately, comforting her, telling her when she grew up she should help others like her......very moving. Holder of a lotus definitely, to go with Taiwanese and authentic Chinese spiritual traditions.

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