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Friday, October 17, 2014

College files 631 lawsuits against students over unpaid tuition

VALHALLA, N.Y. – Students are finding out not only is there no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no free education, either.

New York’s Westchester Community College is turning to the courts with far greater frequency to collect money owed by former students, the Journal News reports.

Since the beginning of 2014, the college has filed 631 lawsuits against students over unpaid tuition.

So far this year, the Valhalla-based WCC has won $116,816 in judgments against 76 former students, according to the paper.

The Daily Voice notes, all told, WCC is owed $779,000.

Rockland Community College which uses debt collectors to recover unpaid student tuition. The company employs letters followed by phone calls.

RCC, meanwhile, has past due notices totaling $3,395,000.


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