When it comes to college, there are many ways to help make payments for tuition, textbooks, and other college expenses such as financial aid, scholarships, student loans, and now, escorting.
An escort, also known as a sugar baby, can be described by Urbandictionary.com as a young female or male who is financially pampered/cared for by a sugar daddy or sugar mama in exchange for companionship.
What some people do not realize is that the escorting industry is growing. According to Seekingarrangements.com, college students make up 44 percent of all sugar baby membership on the website, with the average college sugar baby receiving $3000 per month from her sugar daddy.
As for Arizona State University, the school ranked sixth in the nation for schools with the highest number of students seeking sugar daddies, with nearly 400 ASU students registered as sugar babies on SeekingArrangement.com.
ASU student Grace Chang feels for her fellow classmates.
“As a student, you don’t see the harm in it (escorting) but you really are selling yourself,” said Chang.
Seekingarrangements.com took to the ASU campus; asking approximately 900 students if they would resort to becoming a sugar baby themselves.
The website reported that 68 percent of ASU female students agreed, stating that they could use a sugar daddy to help pay their way through college, while other students participated in explaining why they could use a sugar daddy by holding up signs stating their needs around campus.
One sign read, “I could use a sugar daddy to pay for our boobs!”
The answer to graduating without any school debts could very well lie in the hands of a sugar daddy, as the statistics to prove it.
“Women hold 60 percent of Bachelor’s Degrees and dropout at a lower rate because they are less discouraged by financial burden compared to men,” said Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of SeekingArrangement.com.
“Nothing is wrong with having the determination to ask for help. Clearly, more female college students are resourceful in achieving their ultimate goal: to graduate with a degree.” Wade said.