I’m Thinking of Killing Myself So My Parents Don’t Have to Help Me Pay College Tuition. – Derek

“Dear Steve,

Im 18 and I decided I wanted to go to school for architecture but then took two weeks of classes and I decided it wasn’t for me, and i also could no longer afford travelung and knoew i couldnt pay the tution not covered by financial aid. So I canceled my classes after two weeks and I was getting letters for me to pay for the full semester in full without any of the financial aid I was awarded. I tried to get in touch I talked to people at the school but no one helped me now I have a letter from a collection agency and now they want an extra 2,000 dollars. I can’t afford the $11,824 they say I owe is there anything I can do to get out of this with paying less or none at all. Please I need help, I have thought of killing myself over this so my parents won’t have to help me.


Dear Derek,

Before you kill yourself there is a lot to examine here. Hold off on that suicide.

There is a time period under which you can withdraw without further penalty at most schools. I’d be happy to investigate this further but I need to know what school you were enrolled in and when you attended so I can get a statement about their policy.

How did you withdraw from the classes and school. Did you fill out a formal request to withdraw or did you just stop going?

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.


You are not alone. I'm here to help. There is no need to suffer in silence. We can get through this. Tomorrow can be better than today. Don't give up.
Damon Day - Pro Debt Coach

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