This One-Year College Alternative Offers Real World Job Training, Debt-Free

This episode is part of an EdTech Times series called “Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt.”

What if there was a way to get the benefits of a college degree without going into debt or paying tuition up-front?

One college alternative could provide just that.

MissionU is a college alternative that doesn’t require students to pay tuition until after they get a job — and not just any job, but a job that pays over $50,000 a year.

But this is just the beginning. Listen to our full interview with MissionU founder Adam Braun to find out how else MissionU is different from the typical college education.



This podcast episode is sponsored by Inversant, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps lower- to middle-income families plan and save for college.

If you would like to donate to Inversant,visit

To learn more about how Inversant can help you prepare for your child’s future, visit



Listen to the full series, “Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt.”

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.