Why Your Education Costs $88,000 Instead Of $1.50 (Ep. 5)

College Info Geek PodcastYeah, I said it – you’re wasting $87,998.50 on your education.

Or are you?

What are we really paying for when we buy a college education, or an expensive information product? That’s the question I tackle in this episode of the College Info Geek podcast.

The reality is that today, you can learn pretty much anything you want for free. There are so many resources around you that offer information on just about any subject – we’ve got libraries, Google, Wikipedia, tons of training sites, forums, and more.

And yet, we still spend thousands and thousands of dollars – why? Besides the ancillary benefits of college – the social status and credentials that a degree provides, the “opportunities to make connections”, what is it about college that’s so appealing?

Tune in to find out!

Items mentioned in this episode:

Things You Should Do Right After Listening

  • Check out the article on self-study
  • Start thinking about things you want to learn outside of class

Thanks for listening! Keep your ears peeled for another great interview episode coming soon 🙂


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Thomas Frank is the geek behind College Info Geek. After paying off $14K in student loans before graduating, landing jobs and internships, starting a successful business, and travelling the globe, he's now on a mission to help you build a remarkable college experience as well. Get the Newsletter | Twitter | Instagram

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