At the end of the day, the college is going to be seen as the boogie man in the situation, regardless of the student's personal responsibility. A college has to manage such situations, to avoid negative publicity. They should have known a disgruntled student and her parents would run to the media. They should have taken the enrollment hit up front and stopped her from registering. But no, they were trying to be compassionate, and ended up getting burned. This is what I call the black funeral home game. Family come crying when a love one dies and promise to pay if they are given credit. But once that body is in the ground, they go on about their business and don't even think about you. Allen got burned two times by that girl. They don't have her money, and the world now thinks the administration is incompetent. You avoid situations like this by having rules and enforcing them.