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For-Profit College Misconduct Complaints Under Investigation

For-Profit College Misconduct Complaints Under Investigation

By Linda Doell

Consumer complaints of alleged misrepresentation of financial aid and other misconduct has prompted an investigation of eight for-profit schools including University of Phoenix and Kaplan University by the Florida's attorney general's office.

It's the latest round of scrutiny for the for-profit education industry that has included a federal investigation and congressional report, and comes as the U.S. Department of Education is finalizing new rules on its federal student aid programs.

No charges have been filed in the Florida cases, which are civil -- not criminal -- investigations. Florida is looking into allegations of misrepresentation of financial aid and unfair or deceptive practices in a variety of areas including recruitment, enrollment, accreditation, placement and graduation rates.  Read more

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Publish Date:
  11/29/2010