In today's paper, a big story about the rising cost of college and the impact legislative decisions may have, in particular, on financial aid and debt levels.
In reporting the story, I ran across an interesting student at N.C. Central University, William Anyu. He didn't make the story, but his tale is worth telling here. A version will likely also appear in the Durham News at some point soon.
William Anyu is so tuned in to his finances that he can tell how much he spent on the clothes he’s wearing.
That gray cardigan was $15 from the clearance rack at J.C. Penney. The sweatpants? Ten bucks at Walmart.
The N.C. Central University sophomore is proud of his financial smarts. But ask him about the rising costs of college, and a brief storm cloud shadows his sunny disposition.
“It’s a depressing thought,” he said one recent evening during his graveyard shift manning the front desk of a NCCU residence hall.
“I can’t do anything about it.”