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kmlim
01-07-2009, 02:16 PM
I've registered in one of the local instituition, however I stop but did not inform the school that I've done so. After almost 2 years, they send me a letter asking me to pay the 1st semester school fees in full and 2nd semester admin fees altogether a few K.
I found out that I DID NOT sign the letter of indemity which was required by every student because at that time I was late in my registration and miss those orientation.
The school argue that it's my responsible to inform the school about termination but my arguement is they don't even bother to send me the letter of indemity and yet I am bind by the letter?

kpc
01-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Tell them to go fly kite.

irisbaggins
01-07-2009, 05:11 PM
Don't bother bout the fees....they can't do anything about it....unless they have a straw which can magically suck money from your bank account.....
KPC is right....tell them to fly kite.

AaronOng
01-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Don't bother with them... they can't do anything with you and you're not bound by anything you did not sign.

Sentinel
01-07-2009, 09:18 PM
After 3 years, with the interest compounded, they might throw red paint on your main door and then take you away and chain you up like a doggy, no?

Sukdershan
01-07-2009, 10:15 PM
seriosly, I think you should write to them or rather get your lawyer to write to them with your arguments against paying. Ignoring them might not only compound the interest but take you down the slippery slope. cheers :)

kmlim
02-07-2009, 10:05 AM
thanks for the reply. I do found out that the school has a handbook that tell us about the regulation like termination ie. if you drop 1st week, no charge, 2nd week to 3rd week, 50% and after after that 100% so am I bind by that handbook. But it is only in the letter of indemity that mentioned my obligation to pay in whatever circumstances they even ask you to get a guarantor just in case.

kmlim
06-07-2009, 02:08 PM
I found my registration form, it just a plain receipt without any term and condition, in this case, can I challenge them to refund me my registration fees?

mykern
06-07-2009, 03:21 PM
To be fair to them, you should have informed them by letter that you did not wish to proceed further with the course.
Registration and other initial fees are not refundable. It applies everywhere.
This is to cover costs to set up your file, pay the staff's salary, stationery costs etc ...
So ... the next course of action is to reply to the letter of demands and apologise for the oversight and request them to cancel your enrolment.

Anyway, the next time you enrol with them, you may have a "bad" record!

Khap!~

kpc
06-07-2009, 04:32 PM
If they want to claim from you, the onus is upon them to prove that whatever you signed clearly links to the terms in the handbook. Otherwise the case is a loser.

If you want them to refund anything, the onus is upon you to prove that the amount paid was meant to be refundable.

So, like I said, just ask them to fly kite.

Fang Su
06-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Wow. First, you sought for advice because the educational institution was pressing you for payment for tuition fees. Now you want to challenge them to refund your registration fees. Humans never fail to amaze me.

kmlim
07-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Wow. First, you sought for advice because the educational institution was pressing you for payment for tuition fees. Now you want to challenge them to refund your registration fees. Humans never fail to amaze me.
Just want to know my right. We all can claim, it's the law that decide.

Sentinel
07-07-2009, 11:34 AM
Just want to know my right. We all can claim, it's the law that decide.Hmmmm.... I think you are really something. The law decided you should pay because you failed to inform them but you wanted to fight. Now you want to try your luck to get your registration....

Bernard Maddoff got 150 years with 1/3 good-behaviour remission, so he was lucky to get off with only 100 years.... :D :D :D

kmlim
08-07-2009, 06:33 PM
Hmmmm.... I think you are really something. The law decided you should pay because you failed to inform them but you wanted to fight. Now you want to try your luck to get your registration....

Bernard Maddoff got 150 years with 1/3 good-behaviour remission, so he was lucky to get off with only 100 years.... :D :D :D
Yes "your law" decide I have to pay even though I did not sign any agreement and with this you could open an instutuition and in no time you will be richer than Maddoff :D

Sentinel
08-07-2009, 09:42 PM
Yes "your law" decide I have to pay even though I did not sign any agreement and with this you could open an instutuition and in no time you will be richer than Maddoff :D
Its true isn't it, you were first happy if you do not need to pay the fees you owe and now you want to see whether you can get back your registration fees, don't you think you're digressing from your initial problem? Anyway, doubt you will understand my point....