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I am interested in suing the university I currently attend because I was awarded a scholarship over the summer, I registered for school with those funds and now the school is telling me that they removed the scholarship from my account because the awarded it to me by accident. As a result, I would be held responsible for almost $6,000.

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

Jackson, Ms

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you spoken to a local attorney or school administrator? What is your ideal outcome for this situation?

I haven't been able to find an attorney. I have spoken to school administrators however the still refuse to remove the balance even though it's a mistake they made.

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

I have proof of everything. This institution was fully aware that I was a graduate student before they awarded me the scholarship.

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