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Hello, I attended a college called Westview around 2008. The college is now closed and I owe over $40,000 dollars in loans to them. The college mislead me expressing that they are accredited school, when leaving the school to attend another college they would not accept the credits. The school is also now closed and I’m paying these high loans. When doing research online I’m not the only person going through this https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/westwood-college.html I need help.

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

California

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

My first time seeking an attorney, the school wont respond. I feel I shouldn't have to pay these loans when I can't even use the credits and was mislead, pretty much I'm paying all this money for a school that gave me nothing and is closed

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

Just to maybe look at the consumer affairs website to see what everyone and myself that attended this school is going through. Thank you

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

Your recourse here would be to stop paying the loan. Then force the company to send the account to collections and eventually file lawsuit against you. Then you would respond to the lawsuit and tell the Court why you are not liable for the debt, just like you did in your post here. You should not be paying the loan in the first place if the school made material misrepresentation about its accreditation.

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