Q: Can a college deny a student from completing schooling until the tuition fee is paid in full?
I’ve submitted an email requesting a leave of absence and attempted to get a deferral from the lender which they declined. Now I would like to re-enroll and they are denying me a chance to finish the program until I pay I pay off the current balance, the lender also increased the amount that I owed. As of 4/16/21 my balance was $750.00 now my current balance is $4,854.96 as of 5/11/21. Which according to them was due to non payment. The lender said if I paid the $750 today he’ll change my total balance to $3200.00, it seems a bit unethical to me.
A: Whether it is ethical or it is breach of contract, you must revisit the agreement you signed with the school when you first enrolled. You should bring a copy of the agreement and consult an experienced contract attorney.
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