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Education That Beats Inflation: 6 Ways to Learn for Free

Education That Beats Inflation: 6 Ways to Learn for Free
By Lou Carlozo, dealnews contributor At dealnews, we pride ourselves on our ability to spot bargains in any consumer product category you can name. That includes looking in to ways to save on your and your brood's education, though we wouldn't blame you if you've given up hope, as college costs have soared far above inflation for years. According to a 2011 Pew Research Center report, a four-year private college education tripled in cost between 1980 and 2010. Moreover, the study finds that fewer families think attending a major university merits such a hefty price tag. A whopping 75% of Americans say college is too expensive for most to afford: student loan debt for a bachelor's degree now averages more than $23,000 per student borrower, the Pew report finds. Maybe that's why universities are so aggressively pursuing Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. Yes, We Khan: The Khan Academy's Video Series The Online Audacity of Udacity Learning in the Cloud: Pearson Opens OpenClass

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