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Student Pays Tuition In $1 Bills, Parents In Sacramento React

A Sacramento native paid his $14,000 tuition to the University of Colorado, Boulder in $1 bills.

Nic Ramos says he's trying to get people thinking about the increasing cost of an education. The $14,000 out-of-state tuition is for one semester at his university.

"It was quit a sight and they said that nobody had even payed in ones before," Ramos told KDVR in Colorado.

Ramos calling his mom, Kathleen Ramos, in Sacramento to tell her about his unusual way of paying his tuition.

"Little surprised that he would go to those lengths and then at the same time not surprised because Nic has always been different," said Kathleen Ramos.

What started out as a cool idea for Nic Ramos turned into something bigger: a way to put the cost of education on the table.

"Tuition has gone up so much and there are a lot of kids who don't have a family who can send them to school. There are a lot of children who have to pay for their own education, who have to take out loans," says Kathleen Ramos.

Los Angeles Times
Tags: college/university, money, students

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