Digital Prototype - http://bit.ly/SLICEapp
Our idea is simple. Take out all the extras and you are left with a basic educational plan. we are targeting the students who are fine with just getting a degree if it means a reduction in tuition.
With the plain pizza being the basic plan and you add the amenities you want as toppings with each making necessary changes in the tuition. This puts the power in the hands of the student to choose from and the financial freedom needed. The colleges get valuable instant feedback to make better use of allocated funds.
The other being online learning. This doesn't seem to stand on it's own. One thing we've observed is the lack of proper discussions and time for the students to get their doubts clarified. So integrating online teaching with classroom experience, divided into a certain ratio as 3 to 1 for example, where for every three online classes there will be a class with the professor to discuss things they didn't understand or have doubts about, we can significantly reduce the cost.
Education has become more than just exchange of information among intellectual beings, so we are trying to bring it back for those who need just that.
This doesn't mean no fun! One can always find a way in the outside world.