So at my university I am taking 2 languages (French and Russian) and I am in the standard 3 credit course for those. However, my school also offers 1 credit Labs in those languages (focusing on oral communication and pronunciation). However, I’m already at the maximum credit load, so taking those 2 classes will cost me $1,000 per credit ($2,000).
I simply want to reinforce what I’m already learning in the standard class, but I don’t want to pay for those 2 oral labs. I’ve asked my teachers if it would be okay for me to drop in without registering for the class, and they’re fine with it as long as I keep it on the ‘down low.’ This is because the university would prefer that I pay for the course. I’ve asked my spiritual director if he would consider this stealing (Dropping into a college class that I’m not paying for), but I’m not sure if he understood my question (He compared it to an audit where you pay for the class but don’t get any credit for it. What I was asking was if not paying at all would be some kind of theft).
All advice would be appreciated. I would like to attend these classes and reinforce what I’m learning, but paying $1,000 for each class is just too much.