Quick Look: A College Education For (Virtually) Free?

Though the popularity of online higher ed sites like P2P University is growing, traditional institutions say they refuse to accept transfer credits from these programs. Great overview of the tension between online and conventional institutions.

An emerging group of entrepreneurs with influential backing is seeking to lower the cost of higher education from as much as tens of thousands of dollars a year to nearly nothing. These new arrivals are harnessing the Internet to offer online courses, which isn't new. But their classes are free, or almost free.

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