http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/2609444766/pg3cwi4ht9fq2d08l7a1_normal.pngBy Devin Karambelas. As Canadian colleges cater to international students -- for a variety of reasons -- Americans are heading north for higher education. When Alexie Rudman graduates from college in May 2015, the Rhode Island native is poised to find herself with a lot less debt than her friends back home.
That's because Rudman, 19, decided to study at McGill University in Montreal, which costs $17,000 for international students, all fees included -- roughly half or even a third of what most American private colleges and some public charge for tuition, according to statistics from the College Board.
"I have a sister at Hofstra, which costs upward of $50,000 a year," says Rudman, a French citizen who attends the university for about $3,000 thanks to an accord between both countries that considers French citizens eligible for Canadian benefits. Read more...