Irvington, NJ asked in Contracts and Education Law for New Jersey

Q: How can I get released from an online school contract in NJ?

I signed a contract with an online school unbeknownst to me that I only had 72 hours to cancel the contract.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered

A: Unless you hire a good lawyer who will read the fine lines of the entire contract you may be stuck with either having to complete the course and pay for it, or renege on the contract and possibly still have to pay for the course never taken.

Investing a few hundred dollars to have an experienced lawyer read the entire contract and tell yo what your legal options are is a wise investment.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to have your contract reviewed by an experienced litigation attorney to determine whether or not you can eliminate your obligations under this contract or not. The attorney will be able to then provide you with meaningful advice and the right way to proceed.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Also check if there are any provisions for prorated return of funds in the event of withdrawl. Such contracts could be specific in terms of the reasons that enable refund, such as medical reasons, cancellation of courses, etc.

Tim Akpinar

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