Steve Stanzak had been sleeping in the basement at NYU for 8 months when school officials discovered his web log describing the experience. The student apparently had four jobs, a scholarship and was receiving no tuition help from his parents. The $15K scholarship would lower his tuition to around $16K a year but tack on the $7K to $17K a year for housing and he wasn’t able to make ends meet.
This story really proves how well our Universities are preparing our students for the real world. Steve’s major? Creative writing. Yep, prepare to work long hours, eat out of dumpsters and live in a cardboard box dude!