Law Enforcement Actions
Veterans Education Success works with federal and state law enforcement to ensure that veterans, servicemembers, and military families and survivors get their legal rights!
More information is below on law enforcement actions to protect military-connected students.
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July 2018: DeVry students in Texas sue DeVry based on FTC's findings of deceptions about job placement (click here)
June 2018: California Attorney General Secures $67 Million in Debt Relief for Defrauded Former Corinthian Students in California (click here)
March 2018: Massachusetts Attorney General announces settlement with New England College of Business and Finance (click here)
February 2018: New York Attorney General announces settlement with Trump University for defrauding students (click here).
December 2017: State Attorney Generals sue US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for withholding student loan debt relief to defrauded Corinthian students (click here).
November 2017: California Attorney General sues Ashford for deceiving students (click here)
November 2017: Massachusetts Attorney General announces restitution for students deceived by unlicensed for-profit nursing school Hosanna College of Health, Inc. and school permanently barred from Massachusetts (click here)
October 2017: Federal Trade Commission announces lawsuit and settlement terms with Victory Media/GI Jobs/Military Friendly (Oct. 19, 2017) (click here)
- US Senators urge FTC to strengthen settlement terms (click here)
- 19 veterans & military organizations urge FTC to strengthen settlement terms (click here)
- Student Veterans of America (click here)
- Education and consumer groups (click here)
- House Veterans Committee Vice Ranking Congressman Takano urges FTC to strengthen settlement (click here)
October 2017: Kentucky Attorney General announces final approval of sanctions against National University (aka American National University of Kentucky) for defrauding students and failing to comply with state subpoena (click here)
October 2017: New York Attorney General announces $375,000 settlement with Flatiron Computer Coding School for misleading students about job placement and salaries and for operating without a license (click here)
October 2017: US Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey, announces $24 million GI Bill scam by Ed4Mil website and Caldwell University (click here)
August 2017 Albany Times Union: Schneiderman: DeVry Students to Get $2,800 Each
August 2017 Mercury News: Thousands of Former Corinthian Colleges Students Win Debt Relief: Californians Will Get Some $51 Million in Debt Relief (settlement between CA Attorney General and Aequitas Capital Management)
August 2017: Attorneys General of several states announce $192 million in restitution for Corinthian students (click here)
January 2017: Minnesota Attorney General announces court order awarding injunction, penalties, and restitution to students defrauded by Minnesota School of Business and Globe University (click here)
December 2016: Kentucky Attorney General announces $1.2 million in restitution for students defrauded by Daymar College (click here)
July 2014 Corinthian College Shut Down by Education Department. Had claimed to be Pentagon-approved
June 2014 City Attorney of San Francisco Settles with EDMC’s Art Institutes over Use of Illegal Marketing Practices
June 2014 Florida Attorney General Settles with Kaplan over Misleading Recruiting Practices
May 2014 Iowa Attorney General Settles with Bridgepoint’s Ashford College over Misleading Recruiting Practices
February 2014 CFPB Sues For Profit College Chain ITT for Predatory Lending
February 2014 New Mexico Attorney General Sues ITT for Nursing Program
December 2013 Colorado Attorney General Recoups $3.3 Million for Students of Argosy (EDMC) for Deceptive Practices
October 2013 Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Suit in Alleged For-Profit College Predatory Scheme that Included Inappropriately Using Military Seals
August 2013 New York Attorney General Announces $10.25 Million Dollar Settlement With For-Profit Education Company That Inflated Job Placement Rates To Attract Students
August 2013 Justice Department Settles with ATI over Misleading Recruiting Practices
June 2012 GIBill.Com Deceptive Website Taken Down
- Department of Veterans Affairs announcement: After Court Settlement, VA Takes Over GIBill.Com and Other Sites
- Kentucky Attorney General Announcement
- Full legal settlement terms available here.
- News Report: GIBill.Com to Stop Misleading Veterans, Service Members