uCalgary student nickels-and-dimes university

May 13, 2008

A University of Calgary undergraduate student paid his tuition on Monday with more than 90 kilograms in coins. Teale Phelps Bondaroff paid his spring session tuition, totalling $1,037, in nickels and dimes because "the government and the university are nickel-and-diming students." The finance office didn't seem to mind taking the payment in change, which was rolled up and brought in by wheelbarrow. Phelps Bondaroff's coin payment was made in protest of uCalgary's recent decision to stop accepting credit card payments for tuition, which will come into effect July 1. CBC | Calgary Herald