University of Utah student Luq Mughal paid his tuition bill Tuesday with 2,000 single dollar bills as a protest against rising tuition rates.
Mughal said he spends his weekends working to pay for college after a week of 12-hour days studying electrical engineering. Even though the 21-year-old gets a discount because his father is a member of the faculty, the cost of tuition plus fees, books and living expenses is crushing.
"By no means am I the saddest story on campus. There's a lot of people here just as bad and probably worse," he said. "The people making the prices are not actually aware of how hard it is on the students."