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Barter Catching On As Times Get Tougher

Jason Millman

Goodwin College doesn’t have any use for empty seats in its classrooms, so they’re being filled with students at no cost — well, no monetary cost, at least.

Instead of wasting space in the classroom, the East Hartford school allows students to attend on a barter system. They get free tuition in exchange for work done by their employer. For example, one construction company gets classroom credit for installing tiles at the college. The system works particularly well a ...

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