Old Tuition Account
by j christo
I received a letter from a CA in September 2010 that was sent to my parents address where I have not lived for 6+ years, for a tuition account from 2002. The amount owed was initially for a supposed bounced check for $321.00 plus fees it is now in the neighborhood of $550.00. This was the first that I have ever heard about this debt.
The debt is for college tuition in Massachusetts and is not a student loan. Again it is a supposed returned check. Neither the College, the collection agency, nor the bank can provide me with a copy of the returned check.
The collection agency claims that there is no SOL on tuition accounts and that it is my responsibility to prove the account was paid. They also claimed that this will not go away and could lead to wage garnishment.
My question is if there is a SOL on a tuition account in MA and if this is worth going through an attorney to try to clear up.