Hofstadter'sLaw wrote:So, you took the classes for half the semester, and paid for that half, then you dropped the classes. I'm not sure why you think you shouldn't have to pay for the second half. (I know you won't get credit for them, which seriously sucks, but you're not finishing them so you're not earning anything.)
edit: After reading Chen's second post, I realize that I must have misunderstood you. I thought you were talking only about the current semester, not a previous and a current semester. Still, if you're past the date that you're allowed to get a refund, there isn't really a reason why they should make an exception for you. They need to stick to policies like that so people aren't dropping/changing classes all the time.
merrak wrote:I think most schools cut off tuition refunds within a couple of weeks. Since it is usually stated in their policies, you will probably not get a refund. It couldn't hurt to state your case - but since the ball is probably not in your court you may want to handle it very carefully.
I don't want a refund for the first semester. I simply don't want to dish out $650 for 13 weeks of classes I won't be attending.
Ulc wrote:It never hurts to try, but considering the situation I'd be really, really polite about it, and preferbly talk with someone in the office that would be dealing with it before - and if you do so, you really shouldn't be using phrases like "I wont" or "no intention of paying" - all that kind of phrasing manage is to piss them off, and if they can legally deny your request, pissing them off is going to make them stamp it with the "DENIED" stamp.
Good point. I sent the Ombuds office an e-mail to ask what my options were and did mention I had no intention of paying. Thankfully it's independent of the university's administrative structure so I should be okay for that.
Interests kicked in on Feb. 1 and apparently they get a collection agency involved after student debts haven't been paid for a while. So I'm crossing my fingers. Thanks for your advice so far.