This seems like a sad way to make ends meet.

FOX Business reports:

College students pay tuition by hooking up with sugar daddies, mommas

Mom and Dad can’t or won’t pay for college? Not smart or athletic enough for scholarships? Financing the tens of thousands of dollars needed to pay for tuition, fees, room and board seems impalatable?

Come to an arrangement.

About 4 million students are looking for generous partners — sugar daddies or sugar mommas — through dating site SeekingArrangements to help pay for some or part of their school bills. Of that, 62 percent, or 2.48 million, are students in the United States, according to the company. The site recently released its list of schools nationwide with the largest growth in new profiles.

“The numbers speak for themselves,“ Brandon Wade, the founder and CEO of Seeking Arrangements, said in a statement.

The annual list has been published as millions of Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. And about a quarter of those with student loans are estimated to default on them within the first five years of repaying, according to Pew research…

“Over the past three administrations, the overall cost of attending college has more than doubled,” said SeekingArrangments CEO Wade, “Students are tired of hearing politicians campaign on the importance of education, job growth and opportunity just to leave promises on the convention floor.”

The cost of college is rising and states are paying more public universities at a greater cost. The cost of a public four-year institution in the 2018-2019 school year was about $10,339, while a private four-year institution cost $36,386.

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