Student at CU-Boulder Strikes Back About Tuition

Mr. Krabs! Like OMGZ SPONGEBOBZ!Let’s face it, from here at Wesleyan to around the world, tuition is high and it keeps getting higher.  Not everyone sucks it up and has their hipster dad fill out an eCheck on their portfolio though:

on Friday, a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found a symbolic way to strike back.

The student, Nic Ramos, paid his entire spring semester tuition — all $14,309.51 of it — using dollar bills, a 50-cent piece and a penny.

“It kind of started as a joke,” said Mr. Ramos, an economics major.

“But when I thought about it more,” he said, “it’s just an absurd amount of money. I wanted to give the school a different way to look at tuition.”

It took Mr. Ramos two days to withdraw the money from several banks. He said that when he walked into the bursar’s office on Friday morning with a 33-pound duffel bag full of cash, the tellers were stunned.

According to a university spokesman, Bronson Hilliard, it took three people nearly an hour to count the money.

I don’t know if the Office of Student Financial Services at Wesleyan would appreciate–or even accept–that.  Also, I have to admit I laughed out loud (LOL-ed as the cool kids say) when I read “all 14,309.51 of it.”  That’s so much less than our tuition that it probably shouldn’t even be funny.

[NYT]

2 thoughts on “Student at CU-Boulder Strikes Back About Tuition

  1. Steve

    “I have to admit I laughed out loud (LOL-ed as the cool kids say) when I read “all 14,309.51 of it.” That’s so much less than our tuition that it probably shouldn’t even be funny.” – That isn”t funny. It’s obnoxious.

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