Want a White-Collar Career Without College Debt? Become an Apprentice

10 Dec 2019

In health care, financial services, software development — even law — apprenticeships are offering an alternative to paying college tuition.

The offer of a new life arrived in the mail for the son of a laid-off steelworker: a scholarship to St. Louis University, where he dreamed of studying computer science.

But Tyler Holdener’s excitement quickly curdled into anxiety after he realized he would have to borrow nearly $14,000 a year, even with the school’s aid package.

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