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Can you really be garnished for unpaid tuition?????

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I have been receiving calls from a guy stating that I owe the University of Akron tuition of $9,000 because of failing to drop my classes properly and not withdrawing from the college correctly.

I was 17 years old at the time (Fall of 2001) and thought all I had to do was clean out my portion of the dorm, advise all of my roommates that I wasn't coming back after Halloween, and just leave the campus. Also, I was failing a couple classes and was told that we were automatically kicked out of the school if we finished the 1st semester with failing grades, which I did.

Now, it's 2009 and I'm getting calls from a guy stating that unless this is repayed by putting down 10% now ($900 of which I don't have, I only bring home 1342 a month after taxes), I will be garnished my wages and my federal income tax return as well!

Is this true? Can my wages be garnished because of an unpaid school tuition? Not a federal student loan, but tuition fees. Can somebody help me please......




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Sub: #1 Yup.....Public school...public debt. The state gets involved an
Wed, 07/22/2009 - 18:49

Yup.....Public school...public debt. The state gets involved and they can seize state and federal tax returns.




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Sub: #2 They can garnish wages?
Wed, 07/22/2009 - 19:22

They can garnish wages?




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Sub: #3 Yup...just like past due taxes.
Wed, 07/22/2009 - 19:23

Yup...just like past due taxes.




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Sub: #4 unpaid tuition
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 09:09

how about me I have a CA calling me for tuition that goes back to 1993, it's now 2009. This is the 1st I ever heard about it and I thought it was a scam. I thought I paid everything off. Isn't there a time frame where they cannot collect on old debts?




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Sub: #5 Nope....again public debt.
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 09:35

Nope....again public debt.




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Sub: #6 what about private schools
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:25

what about private schools




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Sub: #7 Private schools would have to sue you, which most due. Then the
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:57

Private schools would have to sue you, which most due. Then they will pursue garnishment.




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