Broke college students turn to fertility clinics, sugar daddies

Written by admin   // September 19, 2012   // Comments Off

(CNN)What do sugar daddies, medical studies and pawnshops have in common? They help some students pay for a college education.Norah, who asked that her last name not be included for privacy reasons, has taken a slightly different route. She decided to become an egg donor at Shady Grove Fertility Center in Maryland this year, one of the largest fertility centers in the country.

The 24-year-old grad student earned $6,500 for her first egg donation, which almost covers her entire first year of school. A couple more egg donations will leave her with enough money to pay the full cost of the program — around $15,000.

“When I worked a second job [between college and graduate school], it took me almost a year working in retail to make this same amount I’ve already made from one egg donation,” she said.

Sugar Daddy Funding

One 21-year-old student said she receives a monthly allowance from a 37-year-old “sugar daddy” she met through online dating site SeekingArrangement.com, which helps rich men find young women who are looking to be supported financially. In exchange for her company, she says her sugar daddy has been making her full tuition payments of $1,500 each month.

According to SeekingArrangement, that allowance is low compared to what most college students on the site receive. About 41%, or 350,000, of the sugar babies on SeekingArrangement.com are college students, and two-thirds of them say they are using their sugar daddy as a primary or secondary means of paying for college — receiving an average of $4,200 a month for college expenses, according to the company.


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