Re: University Wants Tuition for Classes My Daughter Never Attended
I don't see anything odd about it. In fact, what you have described is quite typical.
Thanks so much for your response. May I ask if you find this circumstance odd at all? I mean, I understand that she did enter into a contract, but it's how they are wanting to settle it that I find disconcerting - especially since she never attended a single class...
I find it extremely unlikely she was not informed of the requirement to withdraw from the classes by some specified date in order to receive a full refund/credit. I don't know any school that doesn't operated that way, including the 4 or 5 junior colleges in my area.
it might be. I would ask to be sure. If they do charge less than the full amount, it is either due to their policies or they are being nice and had considered her to have withdrawn from the class at some point.
** They are only asking for the first installment payment, and not the entire semester cost. On their web site, it says that the debt is due in full, but mentions nothing about it being due if a student never attends classes. So I would think that the entire debt would be due, not just the first installment payment.
she needs to read the contract she signed. It could have easily included such an action should the debt not be paid in full within some specified period of time.
** They rolled over her initial intent to pay into what they originally called a "student loan", and are now calling the debt a "promisory note"... They have also reported it on her credit report that this was an unpaid loan... Is that even legal?
Have you read all of the paperwork concerning this issue? Have you even gone to the schools website to investigate their registration and withdrawal policies? I suspect you have not educated yourself concerning the schools polices and are simply accepting your (ADULT) child's statements as indisputable truth. As I said, I don't know of a college in my area that does have some fee owing if you do not formally withdraw from a class by some date after the class starts.
This really sheds a negative light on the education system, as it seems they are taking advantage of naive students...
If you would care to list the school, I would be more than glad to attempt to ascertain their policies concerning this issue.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.