If students are always broke, why are colleges adding valet parking?

What recession? Despite recent news reports (and posts on this blog) detailing the boatload of debt shouldered by the nation's new college grads, a few schools out there are catering to students who want to live the Entourage lifestyle while earning a degree. They're adding valet parking for students. To date, only a handful of schools have augmented their offerings with this decidedly non-recessionary perk, but interest is on the rise as colleges seek more creative ways to generate revenue.

At Florida International University in Miami, a valet-parking program put into place last spring charges student $5 an hour for preferred parking spots. Although the program was put on hiatus for the less-heavily-attended summer semester, it's reported to be back in the fall.