If you happen to live in Canada, you can take a year off to travel the world before college and use those frequent flyer miles to pay your tuition.
Users can cash in 35,000 miles for a $250 certificate accepted by 70 colleges and universities in Canada.
The money can go toward tuition, fees or even paying down student loan debt.
Recent college graduate Charles Bernatchez swapped 210,000 frequent flyer miles he collected from friends and family to pay off $1,500 in student loan debt.
The program has been slow to take off, with only about $125,000 in certificates issued since the program started in 2013, but HigherEdPoints hopes to expand into the U.S. soon.
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