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Thanks for elaborating. This is definitely morally and ethically wrong of both the bookstore and your school to do. I’m not an attorney, and don’t know the exact legalities of this specific situation, but this is something to investigate further. Contact the administration, specifically the registrar’s office, of your school and ask them to confirm this is a valid e-mail. Let them know that everybody in your class was quoted and charged $2,032 by the bookstore, but is now being asked to pay almost double that. It could very well be a matter of policy that any unpaid fees exclude you from registering, but the administration may not be aware of this specific scenario. Assuming everybody in your class now has the same $1,700 bill, there is a lot of strength in numbers when bringing this to the administration’s attention. With tuition already has high as it is, and the amount of loans students have to take out, this has the potential to be a publicity nightmare for the school. And if everybody just refuses to pay the extra amount and not be registered for the quarter, they could lose a lot more money in the form of tuition than on the instrument sets. I’m not recommending refusing to pay when it’s all said and done, but the threat of that is something the administration will take seriously. If you want to send me a message on Facebook or e-mail me on KaraRDH.com, I would be interested in learning more about this specific situation… What do your teachers think of this? Is this a for-profit school? Was it one particular instrument company that all the instruments were from?

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Could you elaborate a little more?

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We need to know if it’s is Finacial Aid or a billing error for tuition etc…..

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It’s the book store. We purchased a box pf instruments and now they’re telling us the mischarged us. And need $1,700 more from each student.

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In august, the DH 1st year students purchased an instrument issue for $2032, which was the original quote from the bookstore. During our winter break we recieved an email (4months post purchase), stating that we were under charged and they need $1700 more to make up the difference. We are told we have until the end or winter quarter (mid march) to pay the difference or they will not register the students for spring quarter. In total the cost is about $50,000 for the class. We are also encouraged to not work during school so we can focus on our studies. How is it legal to come back 4 months after the purchase and say ‘oops we made a mistake and didn’t charge you enough, can we have more money?”

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