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My College Won’t Give Me My Transcript Because I Owe Them Money. – Farouk

Written by Steve Rhode

“Dear Steve,

I have a debt problem. I cannot get my college transcript from my old college because my college says that I owe them $465.00. What should I do ? How should I pay the debt money ? Right now I am looking for job anyway. By the way I would never want to waste my hard earned money on unfair,crazy,stupid college debt. Is there a way I can pay that money by getting a loan or pay by installments ? please help.

What should I do ? How should I pay the debt money ? Is there a way I can pay that money by getting a loan or pay by installments ? please help.

Farouk”

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Dear Farouk,

It’s a fairly universal policy that the college won’t give you your transcript or sometimes even your degree if you still owe them money.

You will find that the process is often described in the documentation when you enroll with the school.

If the debt is not a legitimate or valid debt, talk to the college about it. But if you agree you owe the money, call the college business office and make payment arrangements. Some do accept installments, otherwise, save up the money and pay them in full.

There is o reason you can’t look for a job without a college transcript. A future employer may confirm you graduated with the school and few, if any, ever ask to look at a transcript.

The good news is once you take care of this you won’t have to worry about it again.

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

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3 Comments

  • What I find nonfunctional about the common process of not allowing the release of transcripts is, if you’re applying for a job that requires a transcript (pretty much any federal job), your college is refusing to allow you to get a job.

  • Thank you Steve for your quick reply. Even though I wish it wasn’t true but I realized that I do OWE money to the college. Thank you for your simple but good advice. I will talk to the college registrar about the payment plan. Farouk

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