How To Get A Stanford Education for Free

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

It’s no secret that the cost of a college degree is getting pretty ridiculous. Four years at Harvard, Stanford, Michigan or any top ranked school will set you back around $200,000. Even in-state tuition at more affordable schools like Florida, Michigan State, and USC runs $50-$60 grand! Not to mention the cost of grad school. Luckily, there are some innovative people out there who are fed up with this status quo and are providing college quality education absolutely free.

Khan Academy – Salman Khan started using You Tube videos to tutor his younger cousin on subjects like calculus and history. After his videos gained some popularity, he left his job as a hedge fund analyst to start Khan Academy, which has a library of over 3000 free videos covering subjects ranging from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Udacity – Want to be the next Zuckerberg or Gates? Check out Udacity, which provides free online classes in programming, computer science, math, sciences and entrepreneurship from top university and industry instructors.

Coursera – Michigan, Stanford, Princeton…all of ‘em have classes that you can take 100% free on Coursera. Learn “human-computer interaction” form a Stanford professor or “a history of the world since 1300” from a Princeton prof. All at no cost.

These sites won’t replace an undergrad or grad degree (at least not yet) but they definitely can help you gain skills to advance your career and distinguish yourself. Take your career into your own hands and use these free resources to take your education to the next level.

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