My question involves education law in the State of: Indiana
Hi, I was living in Florida at the time but enrolled in an online program for a college in Indiana-This was in 2007. I never attended the classes I signed up for because I fell quite ill around this time and was needing to see a hematologist oncologist regularly plus I was having surgeries and other tests done to try to figure out what could be the root of the issue I was experiencing. I actually got meningitis around this time and was hospitalize for some time and had to have a splenectomy shortly after. Although I had signed up for classes I did not actually pay the amount owed after my Pell Grant was applied and every college I had attended before this school plus the ones I have attended since have always dropped me from the classes after a week for non payment.
Basically, If you do not pay the amount owed with cash, credit, loans or grants you are withdrawn from the classes due to non payment. I figured this would be the case since I never actually paid the $2300 left after my Pell Grant was applied to the tuition. I never heard from the college nor had I moved from my residence until 2017 so they had my correct address to send me a notice if I did owe anything. Fast forward to now. My current college asked for my transcripts from this school- I never disclosed I went there since in my mind I never did since I only enrolled but never completed payment for the classes I signed up for. I guess my current school can see schools I attended based on my Pell Grant disbursement.
Anyways, I had no clue my Pell Grant was disbursed to this college or that I even would have a transcript from them. Upon contacting this college who by the way was no longer referred to by the same college name- I guess they changed their name- They said I must pay the $2300 before they release my transcripts. I understand if a balance is owed you must pay but my question is how could I be enrolled in classes if I never paid for them completely. Every other college makes you pay upfront for classes before you actually attend or else you are instantly dropped or dropped in a week for non payment.