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G+ Hangout: Is College Worth the Cost with Dale J. Stephens, Annie Favreau and Katie Bardaro


Is college worth the cost? Last week PayScale released our annual College ROI Report which evaluates the return on investment at over 1,000 colleges and universities. When it comes time for students and parents to face the big college decision there are many factors to consider.

But ultimately, what weight does a college degree carry these days? And is one necessary for YOU to achieve your long term financial and career goals?

On Wednesday, May 15th, you’re invited to ask these burning questions to some real experts in the field. We’ll be hosting a Google+ hangout with PayScale’s lead economist, Katie Bardaro; Dale J. Stephens, founder of UnCollegeauthor and 2011 Thiel fellow; and Annie Favreau, managing editor of During this 30 minute live chat, we’ll discuss PayScale’s 2013 College ROI Report, the value of education today, majors that pay back, alternatives to college, Dale’s book Hacking Your Education and more. What do you want to know about the value of education in this day and age? We’ll also answer any of your questions related to higher education.

A college degree was clearly unnecessary for Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to achieve financial success. Find out if they are just anomalies or if this the new norm in our technological age. 

Do You Know What You're Worth?

Is college right for you? Will money really buy you happiness? The ideal college education will provide a solid academic foundation along with lasting personal connections. But these life enrichment benefits don’t come cheap. We’ll discuss how to get the best bang for your buck and what your alternatives are if college isn’t the best choice for your. As with all education, salary and career-related choices, PayScale is here to help you make well-informed decisions about your future.

Please join us this Wednesday, May 15th for this Google+ hangout!

Participating is easy. Connect directly with the experts this Wednesday via Google+, YouTube and Twitter to determine if a college degree is worth the investment. To join the discussion, RSVP here. Then on May 15th at 10:30am PST, join the hangout. You can also follow along on our Twitter chat – just follow the hashtag “#PayChat.” Follow along and submit any question you have on the subject of higher education. See you on Wednesday!

Tell Us What You Think

We want to hear from you. Do you have any questions regarding higher education for Dale, Annie or Katie? Send us a tweet using the hashtag #PayChat, join G+ hangout or leave a message in the comment section below.

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