School sent to collections for unpaid bills for semester that she didn’t attend..

School sent to collections for unpaid bills for semester that she didn’t attend..School sent to collections for unpaid bills for semester that she didn’t attend..
RichEventNN asked 4 years ago

Guys, kind of a complicated case. My sister went to the local community college to get some information about available courses and perhaps sign up for some. She didn’t speak good English so she depended on a 3rd person to translate or she was trying to communicate with the school personel herself. I guess she wasn’t explained everything correctly and she was confused about certain things. Long story short she got signed up for a full semester of classes however she neither attended any nor paid for any. Simply she didn’t know that she had to. In Europe where she grew up if you don’t pay for school you can’t attend it. Actually same story here at the college that she went to but for some reason they hold people to pay the full amount even if they drop out or never show up for any classes. 

I’m in charge of checking her bills and taking care of her accounts here while she studies abroad now and I just noticed that her account got reported to collections and they already posted it on her credit history. The collections company is called “Eastern Revenue Inc”. My question is, what would be the best approach to deal with this situation having two goals in mind; not paying for the debt (at least not full amount and not right away) and getting rid of the deregatory record from her credit history? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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