Nic Ramos is a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He paid his entire out-of-state tuition semester bill with 14,300 George Washington’s. The money reportedly filled up a duffel bag and weighed 33 pounds. The New York Times says it took three college employees an hour to count the money.
The NYT’s story:
“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.”
I sympathize with Ramos, but especially with parents of college students. They’re usually the ones paying the bill. I have one in college, and next year, it’ll be two. Maybe Nic Ramos’ stunt will inspire colleges to think twice before keep hiking tuition. Probably not. But I can hope my boys will see this and…. get a job while in school.
Here’s Ramos in a YouTube video produced by the Boulder Daily Camera: