The cost of a college education has nearly doubled over the past decade. So, one hard-working student decided to respond with a unique protest by paying for his tuition in $1 bills.
“I had to pull some serious strings to even get everything to pay for my tuition this semester, and I wanted it to feel worthwhile,” Luq Mughal, 21, told the Daily Utah Chronicle. “I decided that ... I would feel a little better if I did it like that.”
Mughal already goes to class 10 hours a day during the week and works 16-hour shifts at the local Home Depot during the weekend. And when it came time to pay for school, he and hundreds of other students waited in line for nearly three hours.
So, he carted in the thousands of $1 bills in a metal carrying case.
“Everyone was peeking over my shoulder when I opened the chest,” he told the student paper.
Mughal insists he wasn’t trying to make life difficult for anyone working in the university billing department. Rather, he wanted to make a point about theRead More »from Student protests high tuition costs by paying in $1 bills