College Bound Sister


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May 24, 2018


CNBC reported College tuition could nearly double by 2036 to over $300,000. By then, attending a private university will be around $303,000, up from $167,000 today. For a public university you’ll need about $184,000, compared with $101,000 now.

Click here to read the full article: Attending Harvard will cost 475,000 in 2036 Here’s How Much other Schools will Cost


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May 15, 2018


Pacific Standard Mag reported, due to high cost of tuition, and the recent election result, more American students are being lured to Canadian Universities. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, immediately following the 2016 election, applications from Americans went up by 30 percent at McGill and 35 percent at McMaster University in Ontario. Pacific Standard reported, U.S. applicants to the University of Toronto jumped by 75% between 2016 and 2017. In addition to low cost tuition, another incentive American students have for attending Canadian colleges is, Canadian’s immigration policy allows Americans to live and work permanently after graduation.

Click the link here to read full article: More American Students are being Lured to Canadian Universities

College Alternatives

College alternatives are gaining steam. As student debt burdens climb, more college-bound seniors are considering options like MissionU, a one-year data analytics program that combines skills coursework with apprenticeships. Instead of paying tuition, MissionU grads pay a portion of their income to the school for a few years after graduation. 10,000 students have applied for just 50 spots, reports The Wall Street Journal. Such programs are appealing to students who are wary of taking out loans for a degree that may not immediately translate to a career.


McDonald’s will more than triple the amount of college tuition assistance it offers employees, as well as lower the minimum employment time needed for eligibility. From May 1, the fast-food giant will increase tuition pay from $700 a year to $2,500 a year ($3,000 for managers). Instead of needing nine months of employment to be eligible, staff will only need to have worked 90 days and at least 15 hours per week. 61% of firms with at least 100 employees offer education benefits, according to CNBC; this announcement comes as McDonald’s faces reportsthat it isn’t keeping up with minimum wage increases.

Article originated on LinkedIn Daily Rundown

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