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If you’re a parent, you might want to sit down. Some financial advisors predict a four-year college education that begins in 2015 will cost about $120,000. And that’s for public school. The private price tag runs closer to $230,000.

You can exhale now. Thankfully, the federal government has taken note of the ever-heavier burden families bear to cover college tuition. In his January 24 State of the Union address, President Obama challenged higher education institutions to find innovative ways to cut costs and acknowledged universities that have optimized their technology in an effort to lower student expenses. His praises echoed those delivered by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the November 2011 Financial Student Aid conference.

So exactly how can schools use technology to help lower expenses? Well, with telepresence alone they can do the following:

On the Hill, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training continues to evaluate ways colleges can reduce costs. Can you think of other contributions technology—especially telepresence—can make? Let us know today!

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  1. Totally agreed on the point By adopting Telepresence Tech we can cut our major costs.
    Already same is used by lots of major organizations on word levels and have shown major cost cut downs.


    • Thanks, Mark. Cutting costs is important, and I love that it also allows more access to higher education and greater job satisfaction for staff!


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