Sorry but she knew she owed $33K...
Ohh yes they knew they had a bill. Now they posting up like this is brand new. OK..let her walk, then don't give her a transcript or a degree until it's paid back, with interest.
Folks are a trip. When these small schools don't let you register with a balance, there is a problem. When they let them walk and graduate with a bill, they don't pay back or take a millennium to do it. AU is going to end up writing off this debt at some point. This is a horrible way to run a business/college.
This is why some our small private schools are in such a a financial mess and have high student loan default rates.
I bet she couldn't do that up the street at USC and I think at BC also.