Penn Foster Collections

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by proracer, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. proracer

    proracer Member

    I need a little bit of help....

    Has anyone signed up for a Penn Foster course and decided not to complete it and dropped out?

    Got a friend who did just this....

    Penn Foster wants the full amount of the course even though only two tests were taken.

    Is there anything they can do?

    Thanks, Jim
  2. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    It's very unlikely that your friend can do anything to avoid paying for the class. Most schools have a policy that requires full payment after you have been in the class for a certain period. Some allow for a 50% refund during the first week of the class, but very few will allow you to get a refund after you have taken two tests. Two tests seems to imply that your friend has been in the class for at least a couple of weeks, is that right? If so, he/she is probably stuck.
  3. Hokiephile

    Hokiephile New Member

    I handled something like that pro bono for a friend of a friend once. There was zilch I could do for him. The contract was very clear about refunds, there were no state rules or statutes that would give him an out, and they had him by the cojones because he was trying to get a mortgage and couldn't get it until that debt was reported paid. The school knew it and wouldn't even negotiate a settlement or a payment plan.

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