Millions of college students seek 'sugar daddies' to help pay for school
Seeking sugar daddy is just a job?
One student, Stephany Xu.
“I’ve been a sugar baby for over five years,” she said of herself. When it comes to her reasons for getting into this business, her answer is surprisingly straightforward. “I just thought it was exciting and fun, and my family was doing well financially.”
“The “sugar daddy” I came in contact with were all very nice and knowledgeable, like their “closest mentors”. With more than five years of sugar baby experience, the college sugar baby has more than a dozen credit cards, she said with a smile: “I can borrow as much as I want.
I had no choice but to take to be a sugar baby because of the high tuition fees.
Because of the increase in tuition fees and cost of living, a large percentage of students are also looking for sugar daddies as a result.
This Columbia University student is one of them.
“The money I saved from my part-time job and my scholarship only added up to just enough to cover my tuition, and I didn’t have a penny left over for living expenses.” She laughed at herself, “I used to work three jobs and came home sometimes in the wee hours of the morning, but I didn’t dare and couldn’t sleep because I still had a bunch of books to read and review, and if I couldn’t get the scholarship, I couldn’t even afford to pay my tuition.”
In the long run, her grades were still suffering. So she started visiting sites like Sugar Daddy Meet to find a “Sugar Daddy”.
Today she has two “Sugar Daddies,” one she contacts occasionally and another who is more like her boyfriend, who pays her monthly and helps her rent an apartment closer to him.
The college student said she intends to continue looking for a “godfather” after graduation. Although she feels moral panic, but the pressure of reality makes her no time to take care of the inner uncertainty.
I just found a “different” job when my family was in the doldrums.
One student at NYU said, "It's just a more alternative job."
The college sugar baby says her family used to be considered middle class, but the family’s fortunes fell and her parents could no longer provide the expensive tuition. “At that time I panicked all of a sudden, and I thought about just going back to my country to reduce the burden on my family, but the thought of trying to give up was hard on my heart.”
“I also tried to work part-time,” she said, “but it was a drop in the bucket for the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for tuition plus living expenses, and I even sold all the bags I had around.”
The student said she learned about sugar baby from a senior who told her about it, and although it was hard to accept at first, after two years of being a sugar baby, she said she has benefited from it in every way, having a very healthy relationship and traveling together.
When it comes to future plans, the New York student says she’ll end the job when she holds out for graduation. “I hope to get an offer , not because of my body, but because of recognition of my talent.”
How many college students have become Sugar babies?
Business Insider, a leading U.S. news site, has posted a story about Sugar baby that has generated a lot of buzz.
Millions of college students are resorting to unconventional ways to pay for college as soaring college costs lead to overwhelming tuition pressure, according to reports.
According to statistics, in 2012, the average college student in the United States took out about $30,000 in tuition loans. Compared to a decade ago, the total amount of college tuition is 60 percent higher. U.S. student loan debt increases to $1.6 trillion in 2019. Average tuition increases to $36,880, according to the College Board.
On the other hand, U.S. federal funding decreased by 9 percent in 2011-2012 and then by 1 percent in 2012-2013. This has led to an increasing number of young students using dating sites like Sugar Daddy Meet to find a sugar daddy who is willing to “pay” for their education.
According to data published on the SugarDaddyMeet.COM, there are more than 5,500,000 users on the Sugar Daddy Meet dating site. Of these, 80% are Sugar babies. 2020, approximately 2.2 million students have registered as Sugar babies on the site.
The site also publishes the latest rankings of Sugar baby numbers for universities in the U.S., including even some of the top local schools in the country.
Sugar baby University rank：
- Georgia State University
- University of Central Florida
- University of Alabama
- Florida State University
- University of Florida
- Rutgers University
- California State University, Fullerton
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of North Texas
- University of Missouri
- West Virginia University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Southern California
- San Francisco State University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Columbia University
- New York University
- University of North Carolina
- University of Texas, San Antonio
- Colorado State University
Many students want to take shortcuts because of temporary difficulties, or they may indulge in comparisons of the material world out of curiosity, the path of looking for a sugar daddy to pay for college, in most cases they are no longer capable of using their power, because all choices are not right or wrong, as long as you are ready to pay the price your choice is the right one.