FTC Goes After For-Profit School for Lying and Deceiving Students That Also Targeted Military Members

An Illinois-based operator of several post-secondary schools will pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the operator used sales leads from lead generators that falsely told consumers they were affiliated with the U.S. military, and that used other unlawful tactics to generate leads. In its complaint against Career Education Corporation (CEC) and … Read more

Do I Still Have to Repay Student Loans if the School Closed and Wasn’t Accredited? – Sasha

Question: Dear Steve, My boyfriend graduated from Brooks Institute in 2009. While attending he signed up for student loans, private and federal. They presented themselves as an accredited school. It turns out they are not accredited under Regional Law which, basically they are a vocational school. And the school has since closed down. He has … Read more