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Florida Investigating 5 For-Profit Colleges

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Florida is investigating five private,
for-profit colleges to determine if they engaged in unfair
practices and misled students about financial aid.
Ryan Wiggins, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill McCollum,
on Friday confirmed his office was conducting a civil
investigation.
Wiggins said the investigation was in its infancy. It began in
response to consumer complaints and a federal report that accused
some for-profit schools of encouraging fraud and engaging in
deceptive marketing practices.
The schools that McCollum's office is looking into are Kaplan
Inc., University of Phoenix Inc., Argosy University of Florida
Inc., Everest College and Medvance Institute Inc.
Most of the schools said they were cooperating with the
investigation.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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