so basically if there was an offer that was made to a large group, it generally needs to be formalized - i.e. accepted.
An agreement must contain four essential elements to be regarded as a contract. If any one of them is missing, the agreement will not be legally binding.
3. Intention (meeting of the minds)
4. Consideration (fair value exchanged)
An offer may be made to a group, but there needs to be an acceptance; the offer must be specific enough so that the terms can be ascertained so they can be enforced. '
If acceptance was never communicated, that creates an issue in the formation of a contract; although a judge may determine that enrollment constituted acceptance. Because there is no writing to memorialize the arrangement, then the burden is on the plaintiff to prove the contract exists (this can be done by declarations of others in the group, emails from administration, etc). The state where the school is located is the state that will have jurisdiction so this would need to be filed (breach of contract cause of action) in the county where the school is located. You mentioned you are returning so you will need to hire an attorney to bring the action for you; however, it will come down to the proof issue so the attorney will need to analyze the type of proof you have to determine if there are grounds for suit.
If there were misrepresentations, this can be the basis for a consumer protection lawsuit under the Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices Act - in fact, if this is a common occurrence it can result in a class action. The Act precludes deceptive conduct such as misrepresentations designed to take advantage of the consumer.
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