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Help Us Investigate Collection Practices at Virginia Colleges and Universities

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Has your unpaid tuition bill been sent to a collection agency or courthouse? Please share your story with VPM and ProPublica. Our newsrooms are investigating collection practices at colleges and universities in Virginia. In some cases, students are charged 30% in collection fees on top of the initial balance they owe. Some students end up dropping out because of the debt. Others have been sued.

Hearing from students will help make our reporting more complete. If you’ve had a tuition bill sent to collections, or know someone who has, please share your story with reporter Megan Pauly by filling out this form. You can help us do even more reporting by sharing this post on your Instagram Story or in a direct message to people in your networks.

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Megan Pauly reports on early childhood and higher education news in Virginia
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