Student Pays Tuition in $1 Bills
Utah youth protests rising cost of college
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2014 12:51 PM CST
University of Utah student Luke Mughal holds a briefcase full of one-dollar bills as he waits in line to pay his tuition.   (Steve Griffin)
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(Newser) – A University of Utah student paid his tuition bill with 2,000 one-dollar bills as a protest against the rising cost of college. Luq Mughal brought a metal case full of greenbacks to the school this week after making the rounds of local banks. The 21-year-old tells the Salt Lake Tribune that he spends weekends working to pay for his electrical engineering degree. Mughal actually gets a discount because his father is a faculty member, and he acknowledges that his situation is far from the worst on campus. Undergraduate in-state tuition rates have more than doubled in Utah over the past 10 years.