The deal tipped yesterday morning with 15 bought. But this wasn't pizza-making lessons or eyebrow threading. This was a discount on tuition at a university.
Today, National Louis University officially offered discount college tuition through Groupon. The deal, designed specifically to boost enrollment in its graduate teaching program, knocks $1,282 off the sticker price of Intro to Teaching, down to $950 for the semester.
The agreement between the monster tech company and the Chicago-based university leaves plenty of room to wonder whether we'll see more deals like this, and whether institutions can use large scale discounts to boost their numbers. With only 25 slots available, it seems clear that National Louis University is banking on national exposure, as well as price, to raise its profile.