The average college family spends about $20,000 per year to put a kid through school. What could you do with that money-instead of spending it on tuition and dorms-while still giving yourself a higher education? This thought experiment reveals how self-directed learning offers a cheap, effective, and highly rewarding alternative to 4-year college.
Update from Blake Boles: The money saved after four years was incorrectly reported as $27,000. It should be $22,000. Apologies for this simple calculation error! -