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So once -- -- back the kids in their early stages of life yet to get them to college in college costs are shooting up.
So what can you do about it well apparently more -- schools.
Looking towards technology to try to cut costs Kate Rogers is here with -- -- set -- -- Kate from foxbusiness.com.
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I take -- -- to -- -- and I'm having certain -- -- are there are a college costs shooting up.
-- -- -- While they're really skyrocketing out he's seeing the growth -- inflation and -- data as we all -- last year topped one trillion for the first time ever one trillion yes well it's no surprise that parents are really taking the cost of college and looking at a under a microscope to make sure.
But they're getting the best bang for their -- and they're getting their money's worth in colleges are somewhat waking up to this.
And not trying to keep their costs down but still keep their programs attractive to potential students so what kind of -- -- they take.
We'll schools in and around Silicon Valley are doing is really neat thing they're experimenting with massive open online courses are also called Luke's is so there's these huge free courses that anyone can -- you -- -- -- really -- yes.
So no qualification -- another look at my grades or anything so -- I nothing -- managed to hit it.
You and I could do it why Ali and still the thing about the -- thousands will sign up but only hundreds -- complete them because you actually have to pay in order to get credit.
And people don't necessarily want to -- so they're interested that they don't want to -- defeating get the credit.
And when you do receive credit.
You completed tests or break a keeper and then you create educational portfolio.
With a partner schools and two of these partner schools are San Jose state university and Antioch University inaudible -- -- California.
And he really bring down -- the cost of three credit course is -- at San Jose state -- three credit course right now if you take a regular course.
It's about 18100 dollars for three credits right and Luke offered through these platforms including on annexing -- measly 300 got.
We have -- again it's going to be -- Massive open online courses massive open online courses Luke is is absolutely -- word of the day -- -- and I guess as as we just put up on the screen from a college.
But point of view -- -- that your essentially able to it's free textbooks its energy efficient and.
Yeah still let's do energy efficiency point so Union College in New York they installed wind turbines on their campus and they said -- this is a lot into walking.
Lower energy prices and translate those costs over to students so they have wind turbines for example powering up Q.
There athletic campus is energy and they're saying bring down costs for states.
And textbooks that you just brought up that's crazy so.
Textbooks -- they've increased 812%.
Over the past 35 years it costs in costs -- Lincoln -- that's what PPI which is only gone up by 200 see beyond being a Consumer Price Index to rent and health care costs us 500 I don't know -- -- will -- healthcare costs have gone up 575%.
To compared to 312%.
For textbooks alone it just seems.
-- -- -- Open -- colleges in new nonprofit and it's headed up by -- Rice University professor.
And he has partnered with different sponsors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and he wants to bring.
Twenty free and open.
Up through ivy leagues getting these free textbooks online and he wants and for the 25 most high impact entry level courses across.
It did ultimately good good good for the colleges and -- -- -- -- but they're both still these moves the free textbooks energy efficiency it's all minority schools that are unions as a brand really small number of schools the textbooks for around selling at a 140 schools right now out of thousands across the country.
All right well let's hope it gets extended -- is like -- it's good for all of that while ultimately can't really just a bit of foxbusiness.com thanks -- -- very -- -- I'm -- face -- -- folks please don't call me a little more about it that.
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