PHOENIX (KSAZ) - There is no question that attending college can be expensive, the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses quickly add up.
But some students are turning to wealthy men to pay their way, through a service called Seeking Arrangement. The students are called "sugar babies" their sponsors are called "sugar daddies."
According to the service, Arizona State University runs second in the nation for the most students who use the website.
The site claims to have 5 million active members; 1 million are those on the site called "sugar daddies" and over 4 million are potential "sugar babies."
The website claims to allow people to clearly state their expectations, and for some that is to make college life easier.
Ashlie Stella is like many other ASU students according to the website Seeking Arrangement. The site promises mutually beneficial arrangements where sugar babies meet sugar daddies to give them the finer things in life.
"I've seen so many different lawyers, doctors, there's people who have regular jobs like teachers," said Stella.
Many college students are now looking to the site to find someone to help pay for tuition.
It just ranked ASU as the #2 college with the most sugar babies, with 189. NYU takes the top spot with 225. Having school paid for is the perfect scenario in the eyes of Stella, who has been on the site for about a month now.
"I'm an out of state student, so I'm independent, I'm paying for all my stuff, so we're always trying to do this, that, and the other thing. We're always trying to hustle a buck," said Stella.
Another ASU student who did not want to be identified, but goes by the name "J" says she has been on the site for 6 months. She says she's met men who are now her mentors, and received lavish all expense paid trips and much more.
"I've gotten things on my car completely fixed for free, like all my tires. Of course, when rent is short, and books are due, I've gotten that covered, or, at least, a portion of it," said J.
The site has gotten a lot of negative feedback, but J assures people that she's not being paid for anything but her company.
"There's been no physicality involvement for me; I've managed to get through not really having to do that," she said.
The site also has men looking to be sugar babies to sugar mommas.