14 Sep 2012

American Samoa Community College to find ways to collect old debts

6:12 am on 14 September 2012

The American Samoa Community College has been told to consider another way to collect old debts from students or consider writing them off.

The College's chief financial officer, Emey Silafau, says the accounts receivables dating back ten years have reached nearly 3 million US dollars.

She believes the bulk of that is not collectable.

Most of the unpaid bills are tuition charges for students who did not qualify for federal financial aid.

The college is now requiring students who do not qualify for the grants to pay up one-third of their full tuition costs when they register.