We are all too familiar by now with the fact that the cost of a higher education is skyrocketing, outpacing inflation year after year.
In fact, the cost of a higher education is so high and the returns relatively low in terms of shrinking career opportunities in a country that is almost totally a consumer economy that produces less and less, that many are doubting whether a college education is worth pursuing at all (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38561562/ns/business-personal_finance/).
But for those of you who, for your own personal reasons, value a college education but just can’t bear the thought of going deep in debt for a degree there are alternatives to college – alternatives like trade schools, community colleges, junior colleges, entrepreneurship, and even self-directed educational paths that are very non-traditional (such as volunteering with international orgs that welcome non-degree volunteers or teaching English abroad – which can be done even if you do not have a degree).
Yet, some of you prefer going to a more traditional 4-year college. The good news, if you’re concerned about higher costs, is that you can attend for FREE. That’s right – attend college and pay no tuition (though you’d still have to pay things like room and board, textbooks, etc.).
Here’s a link to a list of 100 schools that you can attend and NOT PAY TUITION: