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Hi there. I enrolled in a beauty college here in Oregon. I received federal financial aid for this schooling. I ended up needing to withdraw from the school due to medical emergencies that arose within the family. I ended up finding a new school that would work better for me and my family situation. This was a private pay school so a school that doesn’t take federal aid. I went to try to get my transcripts from my previous school and they said there was a balance due on my account. I explained that there shouldn’t be since they received aid and I dropped the course before I was 50% completed. They said that there is a $739 balance on my account that I need to pay before they will release any records to me or my new School. I asked if I could at least get a copy of my progress report so I can see what exactly they showing complete for me so I can cross reference that with hours earned. They initially told me I could go pick up my progress report. When I went to have it picked up at 2pm this afternoon, I was told it would be ready at 5pm. So in getting ready to head back I then just received an email stating that they actually can’t release my progress report to me until I pay that the $739. Help!

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I’m in Oregon. Oh and this is a educational question. Sorry if I’m in the wrong place

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Sorry I’m not sure I understand?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I haven’t filed anything.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don’t understand what I need to pay. They sent me a statement that they put together but I need to be able to compare hours actually earned which are on my progress report.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
If they won’t identify the basis for the amount you can pursue a claim.You have a few options. Let me outline them. You can pursue a complaint in civil court. You may sue for losses suffered plus costs and interest. You can also file a complaint with the attorney general office. You can threaten these options before pursuing and use for leverage. local counsel can also get involved! A lawyer letter alone can often bring about a settlement as the other side realizes that you are serious and gets concerned about its risk and legal fees.You want to prepare your case by creating a time line starting from the earliest event. For each event, write down key details and witnesses and if there is a document that relates to it, save it and refer to it. This timeline can be very valuable in narrating your case and presenting it later in a concrete and specific way.martindale.com and findlaw.com are both excellent lookup directories. Both highly rated. Both used by lawyers. Easy to search and find local options.By being prepared and pressing your claim, the other side should feel the pressure and consider the risk of losing and legal fees. That realization can help bring about a settlement!Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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