No Tuition, but You Pay a Percentage of Your Income (if You Find a Job)


By Andrew Ross Sorkin

January 8, 2019

Income Sharing Agreements are gaining the attention of higher education and Wall Street. One early success story is getting a boost from venture capital.

What if there were a way to eliminate student debt? No, really.

Student debt reached a new height last year — a whopping $1.5 trillion. A typical student borrower will have $22,000 in debt by graduation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Now, Silicon Valley is backing a novel idea that proposes to rewrite the economics of getting an education.

The concept is deceptively simple: Instead of charging students tuition — which often requires them to take out thousands of dollars in loans — students go to school for free and are required to pay back a percentage of their income after graduation, but only if (continue reading…)