YORK COLLEGE–Behaca Surpris started out her first semester at York College emailing departments and begging professors for classes. Surpris went to her first class of the semester and her name was absent from the roster. All five classes she had registered for had been deregistered due to lack of payment.
Surpris, 16, an aspiring pediatric dentist, said she did not know that there was a payment time limit on tuition at York, and added that the experience was a horrible one.
“I understand that it’s all about the money too, but it’s not fair because I registered for my classes earlier,” Surpris said. “So it’s not fair that someone, just because they have money, gets my spot even though I worked hard for it and registered early for me to get classes.”