The Strangest Way Students Paid For College

paying for college
paying for college

Well, the obvious way to pay for college is out of pocket aka our parent’s money or take our students loans but few students have gotten creative to pay for their education, our team has discovered the strangest Way Students Paid For College.

When I was entering college as a freshman in 2014 I was encouraged to take out student loan by the school financial aid office but after graduating I received a bill for $67,000 I was like damn that was most expensive Degree it worth more what I make in a year,

 

10. Virginity For Money

virginity For Money
virginity For Money

Elizabeth Raine 27-year-old American answered questions about her virginity selling endeavor. She explained she saw the deal as a straight transaction, and “didn’t care who he was really, as long as he’s not a psychopath and we get on well.”bShe eventually decided to show her face, and then revealed her name only to cancel the auction at the last minute.

 

9. Student Turned a lab rat

Testing on Human
Testing on Human

College students are known for finding creative ways to earn money, but few can compete with Boston University senior Allison Yochim — who once earned cash watching dueling images of sea turtles and hardcore pornography.

Yochim, a self-described “lab rat,” says she has made more than $3,000 by participating in more than 30 medical studies at Boston’s world-class research hospitals.

 

8. Paying tuition in $1 bills

5 Common Money Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Money Mistakes To Avoid

Nic Ramos’s 3333tuition payment for his 2011 spring semester weighed 30 pounds. Why? The University of Colorado-Boulder economics student decided to pay his $14,309.51 charge in $1 bills (and a 50-cent piece, and a penny).

Ramos, an out-of-state student, wanted to bring awareness to how much education costs for non-residents and residents alike. Per his calculations, class comes in at $65 an hour.

 

7. Dances for dollars

Street Dancer
Street Dancer

Jason Hopkins didn’t know how to dance when he was the student body president at his high school, but when he was put in charge of promoting an upcoming school dance, he rented Saturday Night Fever and learned all of John Travolta’s moves. He had no idea that one day those moves would earn him around $10,000 a year and would help him through grad school.

 

6. Robbed a bank

Bank robber
Bank robber

In 2007, two Ohio students were sentenced to 20 years in prison for robbing a bank at gunpoint. When caught, they claimed they needed the money for college tuition.

Chilling surveillance photos at the Valley Central Savings Bank in Reading, Ohio, show two men armed with a shotgun and an automatic handgun hopping over the teller’s window and aiming at least one of the weapons directly in the faces of bank employees.

 

5. Crowd-sourced

Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Corey Arvinger a student at Howard University, found out that he owed the school $14,000 while finishing up his 4th semester in 2012 — that was $14,000 more than he had. So, he decided to raise money the modern way – reach out to as many people as possible online and hope they give you money.

The idea came when Arvinger was browsing his social media accounts and brainstorming on how he could use them to get back to college. He realized that he had almost several thousand Twitter followers and friends on Facebook. He thought if he could get 4,000 people to give him $4, he could get back into school.

 

4. Eat to pay for tuition

Competitive Eating
Competitive Eating

Free college + free pizza, where do I sign up for that? Sounds too good to be true, but a University of Wisconsin student with the nickname of “Silo” is actually eating his way through school competitively.

Computer engineering student Eric Dahl now ranks third in the world of competitive eating as determined by All Pro Eating rankings, though he once held the top spot. Dahl has earned more than $18,000 in prize money or merchandise to help pay for his education.

 

3. Living at The library

Student sleeping
Student Sleeping

In 2004, a New York University sophomore spent eight months sleeping in a library basement because he couldn’t afford campus housing. Steve Stanzak, then 20, said he began spending six hours a night in the sub-basement of Bobst Library at the beginning of the academic year after he was unable to pay a $1,000 housing deposit.

He slept on four library chairs and carried vital belongings — a laptop computer, books, and some clothes — in his backpack. He kept toiletries and additional clothing in storage lockers.

 

2. Church Money

Church Money
Church Money

A pastor in Colorado Springs, Colorado was sentenced to 4 years probation for using money from his church trust fund to pay for his two children’s college education.

Rev. Donald Armstrong misappropriated as much as $99,000 from a Grace Church trust fund originally set up to pay for the education of seminary students. When the allegations first surfaced, he was excommunicated from the Episcopal Church. What did he do? He started his own church.

 

1. Sued the parents

Student that Sued The her Parents Student that Sued The her Parents
Student that Sued The her Parents

A New Jersey high school senior sued her parents, accusing them of tossing her out of the family home when she turned 18 and refusing to pay for her private high school and college education.

Rachel Canning of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit asking the court to have her parents pay the outstanding tuition for her private high school, her living and transportation expenses for the foreseeable future and use money from an existing college fund to pay for at least some of her college education. She even asked that they pay her legal bills.