Crowdfunding an MBA?


I've been reading about some new ways to raise funds for an MBA. We all know the economy is tight so who doesn't need some help. WSJ recently featured Social Finance, Common Bond and Prodigy Finance.They are alumni-led low cost loan models that kicked off in the US. There is also a new site StudentFunder that allows students to ask funders for money while offering them services in return. Its still a new idea and was started by an MBA graduate from Cranfield. Would these methods be something worth considering? Any other brilliant ways to raise funds for an MBA?
I've been reading about some new ways to raise funds for an MBA. We all know the economy is tight so who doesn't need some help. WSJ recently featured Social Finance, Common Bond and Prodigy Finance.They are alumni-led low cost loan models that kicked off in the US. There is also a new site StudentFunder that allows students to ask funders for money while offering them services in return. Its still a new idea and was started by an MBA graduate from Cranfield. Would these methods be something worth considering? Any other brilliant ways to raise funds for an MBA?
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There are other community-based funding programs like SoFi - but these are relatively new and so far demand is far outstripping the fe available loans.

I don't know how successful these business models will be for MBA programs, since they're so expensive compared to other degrees - and beyond altruism, I'm not sure there's much incentive for alumni to invest in this.

Somebody should develop a kickstarter-like platform for education!
There are other community-based funding programs like SoFi - but these are relatively new and so far demand is far outstripping the fe available loans.

I don't know how successful these business models will be for MBA programs, since they're so expensive compared to other degrees - and beyond altruism, I'm not sure there's much incentive for alumni to invest in this.

Somebody should develop a kickstarter-like platform for education!
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