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College Students Turn to Prostitution to Pay Tuition

The economic downturn has created dire situations for individuals across the nation. Job cuts, high unemployment rates, and rising tuition fees have caused some female students to seek older men to help them financially. Although the concept of older wealthy men supporting young women for sexual favors is nothing new, several websites have made the connection easier.

According to a report done by the Huffington Post, financially strapped female college students are creating profiles on websites where they meet “sugar daddies” who can help pay off their loans.

The college students upload seductive pictures of themselves to their profiles, reveal their interests and request weekly allowances of $1,000 to $3,000 per week. Some also ask for travel and other perks. Although sex is not directly offered on the websites, it encourages flirtation and the mention of money suggests that the students are seeking pay for play.

One website, Seeking Arrangements, revealed that many of the students who have created profiles on their site come from middle-class homes and attend prestigious schools such as Harvard and Princeton.

The number of female students who seek “sugar daddies” to help pay their college tuition will likely increase. The recent passing of the debt limit deal could make the Pell Grant, a financial aid grant for poor students, obsolete. Some Republicans and tea party members have referred to Pell Grants as the “welfare of the 21st Century.”

So while selfish rich men in business suits continue to create a dubious fate for the poor and  black middle class, they will also indirectly be forcing many college females to prostitute themselves to pay off student loans. It’s today’s cost of living a nightmare to achieve the American dream. –amir shaw

A.R. Shaw is the sports and music director for rolling out magazine. He is also the author of the young adult novel, 23.




14 Comments

  1. John on August 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I am a former Male Madam from Ohio now working to help escorts transition out of prostitution. My experience in the sex trade tells me that once students start selling themselves it’s unlikely they will ever finish school. Prostitution, even so called high-level prostitution becomes a lifestyle. Ladies begin to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to deal with the emotional fallout and to keep their spirits up while engaging in a “downer” like prostitution. Before long the stundent will experience a darkening of her spirit that she may not understand in the beginning. Next she’ll she lose interest in everyone and everything that motivated her before she started selling herself. Eventually she will find herself thinking thoughts and doing things that she tells herself is just not her. The student will become depressed which will lead to her taking more drugs and alcohol. Her downward spiral will most often end in her getting addicted to the fast, large sums of money that men will pay her until college becomes a distraction to this newly found “fast money-party all the time” lifestyle she’s unwhitingly fallen into. This story ends with the digital sex trade claiming another talented vict. Prostitution is a lifestyle and not a profession as it is ofter called.
    Signed, John at The Mansion  

  2. Tico Hudson on August 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    This is BS. White girls are just as sluttier if not more. This is a blatant attack on the moral terpitude of the Middle Class Black community.

  3. Mssososophisticated on August 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    If you gonna do it USE your own name!

  4. Here We Go Again on August 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

     Irresponsible journalism at best! Tell me this is your daughter, sister, or a photo of yourself and then perhaps we would better understand why this young lady (no photo credits by the way), and only this young lady is depicted in this article.  Poor excuse for unbiased journalism coming from Rolling Out!   

  5. Ugo 'Dache' Eze on August 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    why did u put black “students turn to
    prostitutes” when the article on the website and the referred article
    just says “students”?? And the video on Huffington Post,talked about
    white women in the video? this is fucked up

  6. Ugo 'Dache' Eze on August 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    his is the real article and it says NOTHING about black college students directly. http://www.huffingtonpost.​com/2011/07/29/seeking-arr​angement-college-students_​n_913373.html?page=1 like WTF

  7. George May on August 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    First of all I hope you have permission to use this persons picture.  This is definitely an inappropriate story.  We should be uplifting our college students.  John The gentleman who assists women in Ohio clearly understands the issues.  I live in Las Vegas and each one of the girls that you meet at the strip clubs is in college.  As a limo driver there were several girls I would pick up between one and four o’clock in the morning take them to a hotel so that they could meet a “friend” and pick them up one hour later and take them back to the club home.  By the way these “dancers” had my personal number.

  8. The Student on August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I wrote about this subject in my book “The Student.” Listen to the book for free at the http://www.thestudentatl.com

  9. Kenya Woodson on August 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wow!! This is a sad situation but unfortunately its seemingly true and has not just started  but been going on for years, Its just now this arena has seeped into colleges.. Hopefully these young women will turn to a higher power  to gain resources. God will provide for those that seek him and forsake the wicked things of this world.

  10. Uncle Chuck on August 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I’ve re-read the article posted here several times and still can’t find a reference to “black college students”, only the photo, which only depicts an anonymous (model release not needed) Black female (who could be an airline pilot, dentist, housewife, etc).

    The article DID refrence “selfish rich men” (Congress, I assume) and their ability to “create a dubious fate for the poor and  black middle class” which STILL doesn’t refer to Black college students!

    To me, the article points our the sorry shape our economy is in which forces people to do things they normally wouldn’t do, robbing a bank, for example.

    By the way, the “American Dream” is “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, to be free to pursue our dreams while respecting the rights of others, not making big bucks to buy everything you can dream of.

  11. Berry Hudson on August 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    OK, why does the Link say “Black College Students Turn to Prostitution to Pay Tuition”
    but the article does not mention Black Students at all.

    Very Shady “Rolling Out”!

  12. Anonymous on August 22, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Most of the students make their nude profiles for their studies fees,tuition fees. Its true that most of the students belongs from middle class family. Great post which is moral of today’s generation.
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  13. RAPTOR555 on June 24, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Every woman has the choice of how they want to live and must suffer the consequences either way. They wanted pro-choice and now they have it. The only thing about pro-choice that bugs me, though, is that the liberals want it for themselves and the conservative’s pro-choice be damned.