Degree for sale!
A frustrated 2011 graduate of Florida State University's School of Theatre is looking to get rid of her student debt in an interesting way — by selling her diploma and "college experience" for $50,000 on eBay.
Stephanie Ritter, who attended the university from 2007-2011, posted a sarcastic-yet-very-real eBay listing referring to her diploma as "brand new" and "Never been used to get a job".
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Ritter explained that she's been underemployed since graduation and is looking for a way to erase her $40,000 of loan debt.
"I'm doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I'm still $40,000 in debt and they're, well, not," Ritter said.
In the item description on eBay, Ritter's hard pitch is as follows: "Why waste four years of your life going to a state school for a piece of paper when you can just buy mine? I graduated from Florida State University in 2011 and have yet to use my diploma, so save yourself the time and buy college experience**featuring diploma!"
The "experience" aspect is Ritter's key selling point, as she's offering more than just the paper diploma. She offers a tour of FSU, a home football or baseball game and even access to her college Facebook albums.
Those interested have until Sept. 23 to buy their very own (or, rather, Ritter's very own) college experience.