Rising Cost of College Tuition Pushes Students to the Extreme

ABC News shares one woman's story about stripping to pay for her education.
1:51 | 05/20/14

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The extreme some students are going to pay for college now. Students are rising to the challenge to pay for it. Juju Chang has one woman's surprising answer to it. Reporter: It looks very much like a straight-laced, straight-a student that she is. I have tons of papers do. Reporter: She studies hard at the university of Maryland. But has an alter ego. This is how she pays for division. Essentially, you're a student by day and a stripper by night. Sometimes a student by night and a stripper by day. It depends. Reporter: Maggie is a double-major, spanish/poly psy. But she'll graduate debt-free. Every other weekend, she takes a train ride to Manhattan for the dance club named scores. There's a segment of our society that thinks it's degrading for a woman to be a stripper. It can be. There's times that it feels like that. Reporter: How much do you make a year? I make about $180,000 a year. Reporter: That's incredible. That's, like, a first year law associate would make. More. There are currently 24 women at scores alone who are putting themselves through school. My parents, when they found out, were totally horrified. Reporter: But Maggie says stripping affords her the precious time she needs to study. And she makes more at one night at the club, than working 40 hours a week waiting tables. I felt so much more disrespected as a waitress than I have at a dancer. Your job is to serve them. And this, your job is to accompany them. Reporter: Maggie knows she only has a limited number of years in this line of work. For "Good morning America," juju Chang, ABC news, New York.

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