Q: Does Son need to pay?
The NYS AG's office has contacted my son saying he owes $2000 for unpaid tuition for Fall Semester of 2017 at SUNY Albany. My son did not return to Albany after Spring of 2017 but went to a local County Community College instead for Fall of 2017. My son did registered for the Fall Semester at Albany but only on the advice of his guidance counselor. He did not understand he was incurring a liability to pay at that point or making any comment. Over the summer, he decided not to return to Albany for the Fall of 2017. He gave no deposit to Albany over the summer nor were mailed a bill for the Fall of 2017 semester until 30 days after school started. He then called to say he was not returning and they said we owe 30% penalty fee for dropping out late. He did not attend any of Albany's classes for Fall of 2017, eat their food, sleep in an Albany dorm room, buy a book, etc. Does he need to pay the penalty fee?
A: It depends on the tuition agreement signed, but my sense is yes. They will take a payment plan of modest payments. Offer one.
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