While tuition increases in Britain prompted violent protests last month, rising college fees rarely elicit more than shrugs among most students in the United States.
But on Friday, a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found a symbolic way to strike back.
The student, Nic Ramos, paid his entire spring semester tuition — all $14,309.51 of it — using dollar bills, a 50-cent piece and a penny.
Via Gawker which adds:
This is a very effective strategy. In the next couple days, shamed University of Colorado officials will undoubtedly announce that they never realized how much money they were charging and all tuition will be free from now on.