Oxnard, CA asked in Education Law for California

Q: Can I do anything about my school not refunding or not providing services

Hi, I’m just wondering recently I’ve been going to a technical school and we had to complete certain things in the class to get our certification but since covid happend the school was forced to close and we weren’t able too, and when I had talked to the counselor about it even though I was halfway thru the class, she told me I would have to take the class again, pay the same for the class again, even tho I had already payed for the class and she said she cannot refund me and I’m wondering if I can do anything about it

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1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Read your contract. Take it to an attorney specializing in Education Law or Business Law and have him review it as to your rights. If you are not satisfied, file in Small Claims Court. This is essentially a breach of contract, you may be able to get your money back, it depends what the contract says. But a vendor cannot take you money and not provide you anything claiming "no refund." Small claims jurisdiction is to $10,000.00.

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