In Need Of Fool Tuition Reimbursement

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(I had planned on going to school full-time through the summer, but some unexpected costs elsewhere had left me unable to afford full-time tuition. I’ve decided to attend only part-time, but the semester has already started and there is a hold on my account, meaning I can’t add or drop classes. I call the university’s financial office.)

Me: “Hi. I need to drop some classes off my schedule, but there’s a hold on my account. How do I get around that?”

Employee: “It looks like the hold is in place because you haven’t paid your tuition yet. Once that’s paid, the hold will be taken off, and you can add and drop classes.”

Me: “The problem is, I’m dropping classes to get down to a part-time credit load, since I can’t afford full-time right now. But the system wants me to pay full tuition to remove the hold, since that’s how many classes I’m signed up for now.”

Employee: “Oh, yes. If you remove some of those classes, then the tuition bill will drop down to part-time.”

Me: “I can’t drop classes, though, because of the hold on my account.”

Employee: “You just need to pay your tuition. Then you’ll be able to drop those classes.”

Me: “Let me get this straight: you want me to pay full tuition, so that I can drop enough classes to get down to part-time, so that I won’t have to pay the full tuition that I just paid?”

Employee: “Yes, sir.”

Me: “Let me try again. You want me to pay full tuition to get to the point where I’ll only have to pay half tuition.”

Employee:: “…Oh. Right. That doesn’t work, does it?”

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