Unconventional ways to avoid student debt

Students go to extremes to keep the cost of higher education down



From the September/October 2013 issue of the magazine.


Excited Young Woman at Beach with Man and Camper Van

  • Duke University’s Ken Ilgunas secretly lived in a van on campus. Duke has now made this illegal.


  • NYU’s Sarah Tressler pole-danced to fund her degree, then wrote Diary of an Angry Stripper.


  • U.K. student Joe Pearce lived in a marina for $1.60 a day on a boat he called his “wooden tent.”


  • Oklahoma’s Kelsie Berg won free tuition from Dr. Pepper for her rap video about becoming a lawyer.

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