Tax dollars at work: Rutgers pays Snooki $32 grand to talk about her hair

Gov.'s clobberin' time.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The pouf is mightier than the pen when it comes to speaking fees at New Jersey's largest university.

The Rutgers University Programming Association paid Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of the reality TV show "Jersey Shore" $32,000 Thursday to dish on her hairstyle, fist pumps, as well as the GTL — gym, tanning, laundry — lifestyle.

Snooki even had some salient advice for the students:

"Study hard, but party harder."

Rutgers' official name is Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.