Although it's been said time and time again that a good education is priceless, the sad truth is that there is a very real and very hefty price tag associated with going to college. In 2015, the total cost (tuition, books, room/board) of four years of attendance at an in-state public college was roughly $96,000. The cost of a degree from a moderately priced private institution comes in at nearly twice that amount, $184,000.
While college tuition has steadily gone up every year, incomes have not increased to match that pace, rendering thousands of kids unable to attend college. Thankfully, celebrities like Will.i.am are "[investing] in America's future."