NYU, Arizona State students seek 'alternative financial aid' at 'Sugar Daddy' website

By Ben Hooper  |  Jan. 15, 2016 at 10:51 AM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A website linking young women with "Sugar Daddies" said New York University and Arizona State were 2015's top schools for students seeking men to pay tuition.

SeekingArrangement, a dating website for "Sugar Daddies" and "Sugar Babies," offers free premium membership to students who register with their ".edu" email addresses and the site said it kept track of registrations in 2015.

The website said New York University had the most women seeking "alternative financial aid" in 2015, followed by Arizona State University, University of Texas-Austin, Temple University and Kent State University.

"We are in a state of emergency, but it isn't due to terrorism. The $1.2 trillion college debt crisis is crippling our economy -- and no one is doing anything about it," said Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement. "Instead of earning a living and making milestone purchases post-graduation, many are stuck sending their paychecks straight to Sallie Mae."

"Some see this as a controversial solution. However, SeekingArrangement.com has helped facilitate hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of arrangements that have helped students graduate debt-free," Wade said. "That's more than anyone can say of a particular president or Congress."

SeekingArrangement insists it is not an escort service -- it is a dating website where the men give average $3,000 monthly allowances to their "dates." The website allows each "Sugar Daddy" to have up to four "Sugar Babies" in "no strings attached" relationships at a time.

The website said the "Sugar Babies" are not required to have sex with the men who take them out.

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