I guess maybe it is just me, but it almost seems as if we, the western world, collectively expect to get something for nothing, and then when we don't, we are ticked off. (Kinda reminds me of some toddlers I used to know.) I mean, when I applied to school and again when I enrolled, I agreed I would pay the fees assessed by the school, according to the school's rules, and that if I didn't do that, I wouldn't get my grades or be allowed to enroll in more courses, or, if I had already graduated, I would not get my transcripts. That was just it. But you are certainly not the only ones who complain when, having not held up your end of the bargain, you do not get any more of the benefits of the relationship.
I mean, I sympathize with the frustration, but there is an old expression my Dad used to say: you pays your nickel and you takes your choice. :imbar If he withdrew within the proper time frame, he probably got some kind of confirmation, and it will be in the school's computer, right? This should be a simple thing to clear up.
This will all go away as soon as you are able to take care of your responsibility with the school. You are lucky, actually, because I don't think schools charge interest on what is owed them, and they probably don't turn people over to collection agencies or report it as a bad debt. Thank God it's not the IRS or a loan company! :stone
Someday, hopefully soon, all this will just be an old fuzzy memory.