What can I do if a university charged me $1500 for a summer course I did not knowingly register for or attend?

I received a bill of $1478.38 from a university’s collection agent for a summer class I did not register for. When I entering my information, I thought I was signing up to be contacted w/ more info about registering for the class. I never received any further emails, letters, or calls about enrollment so I decided to take the class at my current university. I did not pay any enrollment or registration fees or fill out any financial aid, or attend the class ever. The dean will not answer me about the issue. What can I do legally?

Asked on July 14, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Connecticut

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to dispute the $1,478.38 charge for a class that you supposedly signed up for but did not is to set up an appointment with accounts receivables with the university that you attend and go over the back up documents that the university claims that you submitted for the particular class that you are being charged for.

Try and resolve the dispute at the meeting. Follow up with a confirming letter to the person that you meet with concerning your meeting and the resolution of at all. Keep a copy of the letter for future reference and need.


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