Cheyney University junior Deloris Burnett said she is dreading the fall semester when she will no longer see several of her closest out-of-state friends.
But it’s not because they’ve graduated that Burnett’s friends aren’t coming back to the nation’s oldest historically black university.
It’s because many of them can no longer afford the tuition.
“My friend from New York, she went home,” said Burnett, 21, a hotel and restaurant science major from Philadelphia. “(She) said she owed Cheyney so much money, she couldn’t afford it.”