What the Chilean Government Thinks College Should Cost

May 22, 2015

Hint: Less than a latte. 

Cool story here about how the Chilean government aims to make university free. Money (literally) quote: 

“In March 2016 we will start with free higher education now that we have the resources,” said Rodrigo Peñailillo, Chile's Minister of Interior in early December following approval of a corporate tax hike that will generate $8.2 billion in new revenue." 

Chile has had other smart initiatives, including Start-Up Chile, which has been giving startups funding since 2010 ($35K most recently) and a year-long visa to do business in Chile. In mid-April, the government announced its most recent cohort of companies--90 in all--chosen from 1,600 applications. (And yes, quite a few have been edtech companies.) Check out all the recently selected companies here.

Time to start checking out those flights to Santiago! 

What the Chilean Government Thinks College Should Cost

May 22, 2015

Hint: Less than a latte. 

Cool story here about how the Chilean government aims to make university free. Money (literally) quote: 

“In March 2016 we will start with free higher education now that we have the resources,” said Rodrigo Peñailillo, Chile's Minister of Interior in early December following approval of a corporate tax hike that will generate $8.2 billion in new revenue." 

Chile has had other smart initiatives, including Start-Up Chile, which has been giving startups funding since 2010 ($35K most recently) and a year-long visa to do business in Chile. In mid-April, the government announced its most recent cohort of companies--90 in all--chosen from 1,600 applications. (And yes, quite a few have been edtech companies.) Check out all the recently selected companies here.

Time to start checking out those flights to Santiago! 

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