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Apr 18, 2014 5:58 PM

Oklahoma student pays college tuition in pennies

Many students work to pay their way through college.

So, they can relate to this next story paying that last tuition bill. A soon-to-be grad in Oklahoma used his final payment to make a lasting statement.

It was a heavy load. The payment weighed in at 500 pounds-worth of pennies.

And 24-year-old Andrew Magbee earned every single bit of it .

"I collected aluminum cans, I started a sandwich shop, I mowed lawns, painted houses," Magbee said.

Now he turned every dollar-- every dime into 97,400 pennies. That's 974 bucks-- his final tuition payment. A signifcant moment, that's priceless.

It's the idea that pennies add up and being frugal counts and working hard counts. Magbee said he did all of this too to set an example for high school students who come behind him.

Encourage them to think through the process of financing their education, how they are going to do it and what they are going to pursue to make that happen.

Making sure that his last payment counted for something. Right down to the last penny.
Magbee isn't done with his pennies yet. He'll help the business office take them to the bank.

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