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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.

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