We are not using their full names because they have a little secret. They are part of a new generation taking off their clothes so they don't have to take on college debt. Essentially you're a student by day and stripper by night.
Sometimes a student by night, and a stripper by day. It depends. Reporter: Maggie says she gets straight a's as a double major. Every other weekend, she takes a 3-hour train ride from her home in Baltimore to Manhattan. Sometimes I do homework -- Reporter: To the bright lights, big city dance club called "Scores. I'll get over to the city by around , hop on a bus or train around , and then be at work by like Reporter: Work means pole dancing in a g-string, for men who show their appreciation by giving them tips.
I'm an entertainer. And what I provide is company and entertainment. It's seducing them -- It's definitely sales. We're selling our time and our company. Reporter: And so you're willing to sell your time and your company in order to pay tuition? Exactly, and going to school full time, you don't really have time to work 40 hours a week.
There's so many jobs that just won't pay a wage that covers the cost of tuition so while I'm young, this is a terrific opportunity. Reporter: This past Saturday, Maggie took home more in one night than she would have working 40 hours as a waitress. I'm so happy with what I got. Reporter: Stripping just four nights a week at scores, the money adds up, fast.
How much do you make a year? Reporter: That's incredible. That's what a first year law associate makes, if not more. You'll take a pay cut when you become a lawyer. I will. Reporter: What do their parents think of this eccentric solution to the college debt problem? My dad, he's very supportive of just, you know, the work I do, just doesn't want to talk about it.
My mom, she said that she was disappointed, because it was exploitation. Reporter: But these college students say they feel less exploited doing this than, say, waiting tables. I've actually found of any job I've held, this to be the least exploitative. As a waitress, I was amazed at how rude some customers could be. Reporter: But that doesn't mean they dont feel the sting when people find out what they do.
I've gotten some comments, but people definitely make a point of mentioning it, and I feel like there are people that define me by that. Reporter: A lot of judgment? Reporter: But while these women say they still get shamed for being in this line of work, men get celebrated, like Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike.
Here he is in a hula skirt stripping in real life shown on TMZ. Reporter: So what made you think "All right, I'll try stripping? Reporter: To earn tuition, dino, who's studying international trade, performs at New York's hunk-o-mania. How much of your college are you able to pay by taking clothes off? Pretty much all of it. Reporter: Really? I would say all of it, and a little extra as well. Reporter: And when his buddies discover his extra-curricular activity, the response is overwhelmingly positive.
My friends think its awesome they say "Oh, I wish I could do that. Reporter: year-old Egypt says she doesn't get admired for stripping, but she feels she should get respect. Maggie is part of a new generation of women putting themselves through college by taking their clothes off, and they are unapologetic about it. Maggie is one of 24 women at Scores who are putting themselves through school and stripping to make as much money as possible before they get their diplomas.
A fellow dancer, who asked to be called "Jade," is also a college student in New York, studying for five finals, who strips to pay for school. One thing these young women would agree on is that they only have a few years to work as strippers, which is why they are taking advantage of what some now call the G-string scholarship. But Maggie found a solution, working just four nights a week.
Maggie admits that there are times when she feels degraded in her line of work when some of the male clients at Scores are disrespectful. Nonetheless, Maggie said stripping affords her the precious time to study, and she can make more in one night at the club than working 40 hours a week waiting tables. Even still, Maggie said she sometimes get the cold shoulder those who know what she does for work.
Dino, who asked that his last name not be used, said his good looks and love of performing are two reasons why he turned to stripping. Another reason: he too is a college student with loans to pay. And, unlike Maggie who might be shunned for her line of work, Dino said his buddies lauded him when they discovered his extra-curricular activity. Why not me become a stripper?
Egypt met Knox one night when the Duke porn star came into her club. The two chatted and when Egypt told Knox she was stripping to pay for school, and Knox said her dream was to be a lawyer.