I received a letter in the mail today from the State of IL that says I have a repayment amount of $2823.16 from a scholarship program I participated in in 2001 (although the letter contains no details just a repayment amount and a few threats). I obtained my LPN at the time but did not finish my RN. I was under the impression that this met the criteria and the matter was resolved but I no longer remember the details. This was over 12 years ago. Is there anything I can do? They are giving me 14 days to send a check. A copy of the contract was not enclosed and I no longer have mine.
Call or write them for a copy of the original agreement. If you actually signed something, it may be worth getting legal advice. I know my hospital used to have people sign a “I’ll work here for two years if you let me go through your preceptorship program, but none of those ever held up in court because people could just cut back to PRN and never work, or they could just stop showing up and get fired. Seems like a long time to be sitting on something like this, I wouldn’t pay it on trust … look into it a bit more.
Call the state or better yet if you can go to the state with the letter and request for them to show you what they have and what you need or can do to repay it if you have to.
I wouldn’t worry: if they can’t prove what you owe and show the original agreement then they have nothing. Just make sure you respond requesting the original agreement and proof of what you apparently “owe”.
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