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This is just a misdemeanor offense that the judge will likely remand or dismiss if she pays restitution and the fines. She may also be put on probation for a short period of time.
This offense will not cause her to lose scholarships or her admission. If she agrees to pay the money and fulfills her probation without incident, it is likely that the charge will be exponged (erased) from her file.
It may be worth the money to hire an attorney to work to keep this charge from going on her permanent record.