The Devil's in the details.
You really should be reading your college syllabus, and not just because professors harp about it at the beginning of each semester. It might actually pay cold, hard cash!
Kenyon Wilson, associate head of performing arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, wanted to give students a reward for reading the syllabus and hid a scavenger hunt clue for his music seminar class this semester, CNN reports.
Even though Wilson said he advised students there was something new about the semester's syllabus, it seems nobody wanted to read the document.
And it's not just students — this event reminds of us that time a Russian man changed his credit card's contract terms, signed and returned the form, and got the best credit card ever because the company didn't read his changes before agreeing to zero interest, no fees, and a lot of free money. The agreement didn't last forever, and after the man sued, both parties decided to amicably end the lawsuit (so we wouldn't recommend trying this at home).
Will the students learn their lesson, like the credit card company did? Maybe so.
"Everyone was guilty of having absolutely no idea it was in there," one student who missed out on the cash told CNN.
Sometimes, it literally pays to read the fine print.
More on financial smarts: A Home Equity Investment Lets You Tap Your Home's Value With No Monthly Payments