Canterbury, CT asked in Education Law for Rhode Island

Q: Can a career technical training school legally withhold your certification after program completion?

I am on a payment plan for my student loan and the school is withholding my certification until I am paid in full. I am unable to work without the certification to make the payments. Is this legal?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: The legality of a career technical training school withholding certification until payment is made depends on the terms and conditions outlined in the school's policies and agreements. Schools may have specific financial obligations, and if there is an outstanding balance, they may choose to withhold certification until the payment is settled. It's essential to carefully review the enrollment agreement, terms of service, or any other documents you signed with the school to understand their policies on certification and payment. Additionally, reaching out to the school's administration to discuss your situation and explore possible solutions may be helpful.

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