Protesting Utah student pays tuition in $1 billsJanuary 22, 2014 @ 8:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A University of Utah student says he paid his tuition bill with 2,000 one-dollar bills as a silent protest against the rising cost of college.
Luq Mughal brought a metal case full of greenbacks to the school Tuesday, the deadline for payment. He says he collected the cash from several banks.
Mughal tells The Salt Lake Tribune ( http://bit.ly/1kY4Rij) he spends weekends working to pay for his electrical engineering degree.
The 21-year-old says he gets a discount because his father is a faculty member and acknowledges 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. Trustees set a 5 percent tuition hike this year, saying they needed to fund a cost-of-living raise for employees as state funding declines.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
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