What Do We Get When We Pay for School?
It’s hard to know what exactly you’re paying for when you pay college tuition. Is it achance at a better career? Some time on a lush green campus learning from worldlyprofessors? The risk of six-figure debt that never seems to shrink? And if students arepaying a fraction of that price or nothing at all in other countries, how do we rationalizethe cost here in the United States? Is college in the United States and abroad still worththe price tag? Ashley Ford speaks to Katia Maneff, a mom who is considering the costof 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 UniversityCollege London economics professor Gillian Wyness to get more information on thetricky decisions we make when we think about how, why, and how much to pay for acollege education.
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About The Show
Season 3 of Fortune Favors the Bold takes on real questions from real people — financial questions that everyone thinks about, but no one talks about. With host Ashley C. Ford, we'll be putting those questions out in the open, exploring how money is tangled up in everything and finding the answers through our own “Financial Identity”. New episodes premiere in January 2020. This is the official Mastercard podcast, produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios