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Michigan student sells ads on graduation cap

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a new way to pay off college tuition.

Alex Benda, who graduates this Spring, is trying to sell square-inch advertisements on his graduation cap.

The business major says he works as a photographer to help pay off his tuition, but he still owes nearly $30,000 in student loans. He says if he sells 100 advertisement squares at $300 a square, he'll be debt-free.

"To pay that type of debt at the interest rate I have to pay, I'm going to be doing this for a lot longer than I ever went to school," Benda said. "So I was just hoping that maybe this might be a way to see if anyone can help me out there."

Benda is offering other alternatives. A $1 donation gets you a high-five. He says $10 gets you a handwritten letter.

As of Wednesday morning, his fundraising page says 26 backers have donated nearly $2,500, which is eight percent of his goal.

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