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College student pays $14K tuition in cash

January 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
One student in Colorado got some first-hand experience of just how hefty college tuition bills can be.Nic Ramos decided to pay his tuition in cash.

As an out-of-state student at the University of Colorado, that amounts to $14,300 a semester.

He assembled the cash and crammed it all into a duffle bag.

He got a lot of attention when he hauled the 33-pound bag into the school office to pay his bill.

Ramos says he wasn't staging a tuition protest, he just wanted to start a conversation.