Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceFinancial Aid · 1 month ago

What happens if I can’t pay 💰 tuition 👩‍🎓 ? Can I be expelled? 🙅 ?

My mom got fired 🔥 and now my parents told me that they will no longer be able to contribute to funding my education. Where I go to school it is very expensive and I don’t have the money to pay the tuition?

Should I just act like nothing happened and just keep going to class as normal and eating in the cafeteria and such? Hope no one notices?

What happens if I ignore notices to pay 💰 tuition?

Will they expel me and have security drag me out of the classroom if I am found out to not be paying tuition?

Will they lock me out of my dorm room? Will the campus guards literally drag me off campus and drop me off at the train 🚂 station 🚉?

Should I just write the check for the tuition amount and have it bounce to buy me some time until I get expelled? Is the returned check 100 dollar or something fee worth sacrificing here?

Will they expel me for not paying tuition, what are the consequences of not paying? What will they do?


It’s not that I refuse to pay, it’s that I don’t have the money to pay tuition and it is my second semester.

What can the college do to me?

Update 2:

Federal loans don’t even begin to fill the gap and my parents refuse to co-sign any additional loans, they are having their own financial issues.

Update 3:

Would a college actually expel a student for something where they did nothing wrong? 

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You get to finish the semester. You seem to think college isn't worth much. Why would you pay for it?

    Shut up & join the military. They'll give you a job & free meals. Free medical, too. Hell, they'll even give you free bullets.

    Dear, welcome to the world of grown ups.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It is the same as anything else~ you don't pay for what you want, you can't have it. You can't keep a car if you cannot pay the payments, you cannot live in an appartment if you can't pay the rent, and you cannot continue to go to college if you don't pay the tuition.You can speak to the finance department and see what they have to say, but yeah, grow up, they are a business, and if you are not paying for what they are giving you they can expel you and find someone to take your place who can pay. Whether it is your fault or not, whether or not you have done anything wrong does not matter. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Have you tried getting a student loan or looking at scholarships?

    If you talk to someone at student services or the equivalent they should be able to advise you, it's not that uncommon a problem

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Go talk to the Financial Aid Office before you do anything else.  Find out whether you qualify for aid.

    In general, students are not allowed to register for a new semester or quarter if their bills have not been paid in advance.  So, if you are registered for the current semester or quarter, your bills have been paid.  The problem will arise with the NEXT semester or quarter.  You won't be allowed to register; you won't be allowed to move into or stay in a dorm or get a meal plan.

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  • 1 month ago

    Ejection? Probably not. That'd be excessively light of a sentence. I went in the background with restrictive admittance to discover what truly happens to kids who have no capacity to pay. What follows is a little narrative I furtively recorded that addresses the awfulness of default and what really befalls youngsters who don't take care of their ruthless advances. Sorry it freezes in the video. I incidentally hit the rewind button and almost dropped the camera while I was paralyzed with mistrust:

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Expulsion?  Nope.  That'd be too light of a sentence.  I went behind the scenes with exclusive access to find out what really happens to kids who have no ability to pay.  What follows is a little documentary I secretly filmed that touches upon the tragedy of nonpayment and what actually happens to children who don't pay their predatory loans back.  Sorry it freezes in the middle of the video.  I accidentally hit the rewind button and nearly dropped the camera while I was stunned with disbelief:

    Source(s): Then they simply move on to the next one...
  • 1 month ago

    You would not be expelled in a negative sense, you would just no longer be a student there. As far as classes that gets complicated because most places aren't going to stop you from going to a class although if you are removed from the computer system, the professor may ask you to stop coming.

    You definitely would not be able to get a transcript or credit for the course nor enroll in class for the next semester (or quarter or whatever)

    As far as the dorm, that is interesting that they let you move into the dorm without paying. Eviction is possible since it is a tenant landlord situation (as far as I know) and those get complicated. 

    It is a crime to write a check knowing you can't cover the expenses. If you were to write a check for thousands of dollars and only have $100 in the bank it will raise red flags, so I don't suggest you go that route.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of course they'll expel a student who cannot pay tuition. It's not a matter of who's to blame or refusal to pay. It's that students have to pay for services rendered, same as anyone else.

    In your situation, I'd withdraw, citing financial difficulties, and get a full-time job, any kind you can get. Either save every penny or use part to attend a community college to pick up some of the credits you need, especially outside your major.

    If your family's financial situation recovers, you can usually re-enroll or transfer if you left in good standing. If not, you can continue your education at a state university that costs less, paying for it yourself.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Have you tried getting a student loan or looking at scholarships?

    If you talk to someone at student services or the equivalent they should be able to advise you, it's not that uncommon a problem

  • 1 month ago

    Yes; obviously if you can't pay, they can remove you from the course. 

    Before you're expelled, speak to the school to see what options might be available, including financial aid, scholarships etc. 

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