In Pennsylvania, attorneys fees are usually only provided for in exceptional circumstances. Speak with a lawyer to prepare your defense. Good luck.
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Talk to Community Legal Services, find out which of their consumer attorneys are now in private practice and talk to them. I'm assuming this isn't a school loan but a for-profit school. You want to ask for a copy of any paper they claim entitles them to claim attorneys fees. IN THE MEANTIME DON"T LET THE SUIT GO UNANSWERED. Once sued in court you have a short time to respond. You must respond by attorney ideally. Get to CLS now.
It is certainly legal for them to claim attorney's fees. Whether a court will actually award them attorney's fees is a completely separate issue.
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