Jasmine Joseph, the missing New York Institute of Technology student, had actually stopped attending classes in May 2013.
Joseph, who grew up in Syosset in Long Island, told her parents last Monday that she was leaving their home to go back to school.
Joseph’s father and his wife were in India during the school’s winter break so he left his credit card with his daughter so that she would pay for the school’s spring semester.
He also shared a statement with News 12 that showed he paid for the fall semester, even though Joseph didn’t attend classes during the semester.
Joseph, 22, would have been a junior at the school.
The family has set up a Facebook page to organize the search and is offering a reward for Joseph’s safe return.
The New York Institute of Technology released a statement after Joseph went missing:
“The NYIT community has recently learned of the disappearance of one of our former students, Jasmine Joseph, who until May 2013 was a student in the nursing program. We have been in contact and are cooperating with Jasmine’s family, who are actively seeking her whereabouts. Many students and staff members are helping to spread the word and share photos, in hopes that the public will recognize this young woman and contact her family or the authorities. Our thoughts are with her loved ones.”