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Diploma held hostage to unpaid college bills can hurt job search

Q: I recently applied for a job and listed my education as having a bachelor’s degree. I completed all the course requirements. I participated in the graduation ceremonies in May. I received a letter several weeks ago from my college. They are now saying that they will not release my diploma because I have several unpaid parking tickets. I am afraid this will hurt my chances of landing a job. Have you ever heard of this happening?

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