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Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges

If you attended a for-profit college and feel you were misled about the education you were receiving, our consumer protection team may be able to help.

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Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges Details

Unlike traditional non-profit and community colleges, for-profit colleges use student tuition to make money. These schools often market themselves to adults seeking career advancement by promising flexible scheduling, affordable tuition and high placement rates. Unfortunately, these claims have proved to be deceptive and misleading in some circumstances. In addition, for-profit colleges have routinely been accused of using high-pressure or deceptive sales tactics on prospective students during the recruitment process.

A 2010 Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation found that all 15 for-profit colleges they investigated had made questionable or deceptive statements during the recruitment and enrollment process. Subsequent investigations by a United States Senate Committee and the U.S. Department of Education similarly found widespread misrepresentations and deceptive recruiting practices.

If you believe you were misled about your for-profit college experience, our consumer attorneys are interested in speaking with you.

Examples of Potential For-Profit College Fraud

We are currently investigating for-profit colleges for deceptive recruiting practices such as:

  • Inflated graduation rates.
  • Inflated job placement rates.
  • Inaccurate tuition rates.
  • False claims about credits transferring to another school.
  • False accreditation claims.
  • Misleading claims about the debt burden caused by student loans.

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