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    Driggers68 is offline Junior Member
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    Withholding of diplomas & transcripts

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina

    I want to know if a private school can legally withhold a student's diploma and transcript for unpaid tuition. My daughter just graduated, but they are holding her diploma and transcript for ransom because we owe them tuition. If she has completed all the requirements for graduation, how can they withhold her diploma & transcript?
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    You Are Guilty is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driggers68 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina

    I want to know if a private school can legally withhold a student's diploma and transcript for unpaid tuition. My daughter just graduated, but they are holding her diploma and transcript for ransom because we owe them tuition. If she has completed all the requirements for graduation, how can they withhold her diploma & transcript?
    Quite simply because one of the requirements to graduate is to pay (all of) the tuition. Happens all the time to students who don't pay.
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    Gail in Georgia is offline Senior Member
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    Even for things like unpaid library fines (which happened to a friend of mine who owed $3.60 in library fines to the college).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driggers68 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina

    I want to know if a private school can legally withhold a student's diploma and transcript for unpaid tuition. My daughter just graduated, but they are holding her diploma and transcript for ransom because we owe them tuition. If she has completed all the requirements for graduation, how can they withhold her diploma & transcript?
    Well.... *duh*. When you go to the grocery store and don't pay, do you think you should get to take groceries home because you scanned and bagged them, too? Seriously. Is this difficult to comprehend?

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