32 min

What Do We Get When We Pay for School? Fortune Favors the Bold - The Official Mastercard Podcast

    • Society & Culture

It’s hard to know what exactly you’re paying for when you pay college tuition. Is it a
chance at a better career? Some time on a lush green campus learning from worldly
professors? The risk of six-figure debt that never seems to shrink? And if students are
paying a fraction of that price or nothing at all in other countries, how do we rationalize
the cost here in the United States? Is college in the United States and abroad still worth
the price tag? Ashley Ford speaks to Katia Maneff, a mom who is considering the cost
of higher education for her daughter both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
To answer Katia’s questions, Ashley turns to journalist Paul Tough and University
College London economics professor Gillian Wyness to get more information on the
tricky decisions we make when we think about how, why, and how much to pay for a
college education.

It’s hard to know what exactly you’re paying for when you pay college tuition. Is it a
chance at a better career? Some time on a lush green campus learning from worldly
professors? The risk of six-figure debt that never seems to shrink? And if students are
paying a fraction of that price or nothing at all in other countries, how do we rationalize
the cost here in the United States? Is college in the United States and abroad still worth
the price tag? Ashley Ford speaks to Katia Maneff, a mom who is considering the cost
of higher education for her daughter both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
To answer Katia’s questions, Ashley turns to journalist Paul Tough and University
College London economics professor Gillian Wyness to get more information on the
tricky decisions we make when we think about how, why, and how much to pay for a
college education.

32 min

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