Withholding Transcripts Due to Student Debt
"As many as 6.6 million students nationwide can’t obtain their transcripts because they have unpaid bills to colleges or universities, the higher education consulting firm Ithaka S+R estimates. These balances can be as little as $25, though they are usually higher; the average at community colleges is $631 and at universities and colleges overall, $2,335. Transcript withholding, and the unwillingness to abandon it, “makes us question the mission of our universities and why they’re supposed to be there in the first place,” said Luz Rivas, a California assemblywoman who sponsored the bill that banned universities and colleges from withholding transcripts there." Check out the Hechinger Report here. What is happening in Maine schools? Share in the comments below.