Money College: Free and low-cost living for college students


In early 2006, Ken Ilgunas was a college graduate who moved back in with mom and dad to get from under the crushing debt he had accumulated at school. To pay off his college debt he'd taken a job in Alaska as a tour guide and was not above taking any job that included room and board.

He was distressed that at the age of 24, he was unable to find work and refused to stay in debt. The article he wrote about the experience drew jeers from people who could not relate to the plight of the poor college graduate.