Sep 1, 2011 9:49 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Former students who owe Nicholls State University money could soon hear the state Attorney General's Office knocking on their door.
Mike Naquin, the school's chief financial officer, tells The Daily Comet the attorney general will begin searching for debtors in January of 2012.
In all, Naquin estimates the school is owed about $2 million in unpaid student tuition and fees. Those debts have accumulated over about 30 years.
The newspaper reports Nicholls officials declined to provide a list of who specifically owes the school money, citing a law that protects students' academic information.
Naquin said the school was in negotiations with a third-party debt collector when a counterpart at another school suggested using the Attorney General's Office.