Snooki

Here's a new reason to complain about college tuition: Rutgers University paid Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi $32,000 to speak at a recent campus event, according to The Associated Press.

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Snooki earned the handsome fee to speak about her hair pouf, her career as a reality show star and author, and, of course, the GTL lifestyle. Her advice to the scholars: "Study hard, but party harder."

The money Snooki was paid came from the mandatory student activity fee.

The real kicker? According to the AP, Snooki earned $2,000 more for her appearance than what Rutgers is paying Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison to speak during commencement in May.