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I can answer your first question but don't have a definitive answer to your second one. I have an idea as to what is happening based on past experience but I don't know for sure that it is what is happening in your case. Would that be sufficient?
As far as your first question you can sue back to two years to recover your money, possibly four years depending on the causes of action that are used. This is due to the statute of limitations. However, there is an exception to this known as the "discovery rule" which means if you didn't discover the problem (and couldn't have with reasonable diligence) then the statute of limitations doesn't start running until you did discover it. You would want to meet with a local lawyer and go over this in detail to see if that exception applies to you. Even if it doesn't you may still be able to recover for at least the last little bit since it may not have been quite 4 years yet.
As to your second question, the Texas A and M system operates a number of different campuses as you know. Some of these are considered separate institutions and set up for their own billing while others are considered "branches" of another campus. At one time the campus at Galveston was being billed through the main campus at College Station and the students were paying for amenities at the main campus even though they were actually a hundred miles away. That is the most likely reason for your situation. The second most likely reason is that they just made a mistake.
Look for one who does Civil Litigation or Civil trial Law. You should be able to find one in your local telephone book or by going to www.lawyers.com and entering those types into the box for Area of Practice.
Most attorneys won't charge you much, if anything, for the initial appointment and to discuss the case.
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