It's ironic that an institution of higher learning would suffer such an elementary mistake.

Let's call a spade, a spade shall we? College is expensive. Attending a four year university can put a major dent in your pocket for years and years, even after you walk that stage. I couldn't imagine unrolling my diploma or picking it up from the frame shop only to discover that there is a typo. However, after seeing this story, you bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to double-check mine.

More than 9,000 diplomas from Colorado Mesa University are currently being reprinted after one student found a typo.

According to the Daily Sentinel, Alec Williams was double-checking his diploma to make sure they had spelled his name correctly. His name was unscathed, but he noticed that "Board of Trustees" was written as "Coard of Trustees." He said it made him chuckle at first before he remembered his $30,000 worth of debt to a university who couldn't spellcheck such a prestigious piece of paper.

As it turns out, this same mistake has been printed on six years worth of diplomas.

The university says they will be reprinting the class of 2018's diplomas without question. However, they will send out an email to other graduates and give them the option of having a new certificate printed and mailed to them. I don't know about you, but this isn't an optional situation. That piece of paper represents a lot of hard work and a lot of long hours... and debt. You made a mistake, let's fix it.

It will be pricey though as each diploma costs $5 to print which will ultimately cost Colorado Mesa close to $46,000.