Consumer Finance Insights
July 18, 2019

Massachusetts AG Announces $1.6 Million Settlement with For-Profit College

On July 11, 2019, the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey announced that a for-profit educational institution and its parent company would provide over $1.6 million in debt relief to settle claims that it did not provide its students with critical information on program job placement, loan repayment, and graduation rates, as required by state law.

The assurance of discontinuance alleges that the companies violated regulations aimed at protecting Massachusetts students from deceptive and unfair practices.  Under the terms of this settlement, the parent company will pay Massachusetts $100,000, relinquish $1.6 million in student debt, and repair student credit reports bearing negative reporting regarding the debts.  The settlement also requires the parent company to wind down all Massachusetts operations by the end of the year.