ESSEX COUNTY - CONSUMER
Negotiation and possible litigation
BS is 19 years old and has been largely independent since her mother suffered a stroke 3-4 years ago. Her mother has been unable to work and lives in a nursing home. BS applied to college and was accepted with a substantial financial aid award. The college later rescinded the award due to an inaccuracy in her FASFA regarding her mother. Once the college rescinded the award, BS could not continue to pay her tuition and she withdrew from the collge. The college is demanding unpaid tuition. Thus far, the college has refused to forgive the debt after several phone calls.