Richmond, VA asked in Consumer Law, Education Law and Contracts for Virginia

Q: contract?

I signed a contract with a college saying that If I live in Z area, I must purchase a dining of X size or greater. I previously did not buy a dining plan due to me living in area Y. I moved into Z area late in the semester. The college then charged my account for a dining plan that is smaller than X but is still quite large. They state the reason they charged me for that specific dining plan was that is was a pro-rated amount of the original X dining plan. Pro-rating is not mentioned at all in the contract.

My thought is that they shouldn't be able to pick and choose how much of a contract applies to me if they never stated that they would Pro-rate the dining plan in the contract. What do you think?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Under your thinking then, they should just charge you X size plan, full price, as that is what you agreed to. Does that work better or worse for you?

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