"They had two months' notice. They also sent out letters a month ago. A month ago, they called up people. This isn't all of a sudden you can't pay your bill and can't come," said Leo Pochinskas, Marian parent.
"My daughter called me about 8:30 Monday morning to say mom, if you don't pay tuition, I got to go home. So what I did is I had a check written to pay my mortgage and mortgage didn't get paid," said Valerie Slaughter, Marian parent.
School president Judine Hilbing said the computer server was down and there were many parents unable to make the payment and the tuition deadline was on Monday. That's why they had to contact the 300 students.
"At least 100 of them almost immediately handed a payment or said my parent tried to make the payment and we sent them to class. The next 100 went down very quickly because they began to make phone calls," said Hilbing.
Over 1,500 students attend Marian High School. Hilbing says the last three days have been difficult on everyone involved. She added that the parents of the 300 students called to the office owed between $750 and $8,000. Tuition at the school is over $8,000 dollars. The school had sent letters home to all of the families and now they say they will handle outstanding tuitions differently.
"One major procedure that we would do is not give the same letter to everyone on the same day," said Hilbing.
President Hilbing said they will continue to work with the students to return to school and hopefully they will be back shortly.