Well, it's not just female students and wealthy men; it's also male students and wealthy women. That's neither here nor there; I'm just pointing that out.
I noodled around whether to put our 3 kids through a similar ringer but in the end, decided to pay for their college education. They're expected to work summers and have a pt job after soph year.
Leased cars are awful for most folks and that alone points to bad financial planning.
There indeed has been many discussions about lease vs buy on CC, but I have found most people are not aware how leasing works because they never looked into it.