Jobless College Grad Wants Tuition Back From Alma Mater

A recent college graduate can't find work, and she's blaming her college.

By + More

Having trouble getting that first job out of school? Blame your college—and sue it while you're at it. That's what a recent college graduate is doing.

Trina Thompson, a 27-year-old graduate of Monroe College in the Bronx, N.Y., is suing her alma mater for $70,000 in tuition money, the Associated Press reports. Since her graduation with an information technology degree in April, Thompson has not been able to find work. And Thompson says the school hasn't helped in the job-searching process, either.

"They have not tried enough to help me," Thompson wrote in her lawsuit.

Monroe College spokesman Gary Axelbank told the New York Post that the lawsuit is "completely without merit."

"The college prides itself on the excellent career-development support that we provide to each of our students, and this case does not deserve further consideration," Axelbank told the Post.

Searching for a college? Get our America's Best Colleges 2010 complete rankings.