For-Profit Colleges Mislead Students, Report Finds
By TAMAR LEWIN
Published: August 3, 2010
Recruiters for 15 for-profit colleges encouraged lying on financial aid forms and misled potential students. If you are keeping up with the scandal involving for profit colleges and how they are duping students into taking worthless course and piling up large student loans this article which can be read in full by clicking on the link at the start of this post is a must read.
The New York Times article reports in part:
Undercover investigators posing as students interested in enrolling at 15 for-profit colleges found that recruiters at four of the colleges encouraged prospective students to lie on their financial aid applications — and all 15 misled potential students about their programs’ cost, quality and duration, or the average salary of graduates, according to a federal report.
Our Chicago consumer rights attorneys are pursuing and investigating class-action lawsuits against for profit trade schools that have allegedly duped students into taking classes even though there is little or no prospect of the students obtaining work in the field after taking the course. We have obtained class certification in one such case and seeking to file other cases under the correct factual circumstances.
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