I served in the U.S. Navy and was service connected with mental health issues that involved Severe Depression and Anxiety Disorder. I had told Collins College before i signed anything that I had this disability and they assured me that they would work with me and that it shouldnt be a problem. About a year and a half into the program I had a pretty severe episode that put me in the hospital for a few days. I had been struggling for a couple of weeks and with depression I would get to the point where i literally couldnt get out of bed for weeks. I admitted myself into the hospital because things were getting to the point of a possible suicide attempt (I've had 4 which have all hospitalized me). Collins College dropped me from my classes and charged me $2500 and it went to collections. I attempted to go back to school and have the financial aid cover the balance but within the first week of school i had to drop out because i wasnt fully recovered from before and just couldnt handle it. while i was attending I gave letters from my pychiatrist stating my disability and that I was getting treated for it and i still have those letters, I made copies.
my report is the $2500 they charged me, the student loans that piled up are my fault because i failed to research the school before I signed the paper work, but they knowingly neglected my disability and demanded money from me that had been the result of my disability. They also wasted my GI bill as well. I feel ripped off and used for just profit. While most of the teachers were excellent, the administration was terrible and the school and schools like it should all be shut down.
If any lawyers think this can make a case please contact me. I figure since it involves disability, it should make a good case. So to sum it all up they neglected the fact i had a disability and dropped me from the course, then charged me $2500 that went to collections, they made me use up my GI bill, and i have letters that i gave them stating i had a disability and was being treated for it. I can provide medical records showing i have been getting treated for 3 years now and have been hospitalized multiple times from 3 days up to 4 weeks at a time.