Q: If I owed money to my college, they sent it to collections and garnished my taxes, legally can they still collect the $?
A: Usually a creditor can only collect what it is owed, so if the tax offset paid your debt in full, they should not be able to further offset any more refunds. The Department of Education has a good website that is easy to navigate and has a lot of information on questions like these: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes/common-issues#offset
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