A very intelligent man once said:
"Don't let Schooling interfere your education"
... and both indeed are definitely not the same.
Why pay for something that is basically free and actually never
had a price tag on it? That's the case for education.
Schooling on the other hand costs a lot of money, gives you a promise for
jobs when finish, eventually has a great amount of cheaters by the exams
and so far might have someone to end schooling by being graduated but happens to be pretty
uneducated as the guaranty is none on that...
Some people run a job besides their study-time to pay for that schooling and finish successfully. If a free check would come along, why not!
But education, under the true meaning of the term, should not and doesn't cost a dime.