Apr 19, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon
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U.S. Students Going to Canadian Colleges for Cheaper Tuition

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Americans fleeing to Canada to get inexpensive and free health care is common knowledge, but now U.S. students are also going to Canada for college because it so much cheaper than in America.

The number of American students at Canadian colleges rose 50 percent over the past ten years, and about 10,000 Americans are enrolled in Canadian schools, according to the Institute for College Access & Success.

The University of Chicago's tuition is $45,945, while Canada's McMaster University is only $20,966 and the University of Winnipeg costs just $11,115, reports NBCNews.com.

American students can also bring the cost down by applying for Canadian scholarships. In contrast, students in America carry an average of more than $26,000 in student debt loans.

Another plus is how Canadian universities don't judge admission by essays and interviews, but rather by grades and SAT scores, reports the Daily Mail.

Sources: Daily Mail and NBCNews.com