Two for-profit colleges settle lawsuit with attorney general for $2.3 million

By Karishma Mehrotra Globe Staff 

Kaplan Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute will pay hundreds of their former students $2.3 million after being accused of using unfair recruiting tactics and inflating job placement numbers, Attorney General Maura Healey said Thursday.

Many of the students who graduate from for-profit schools end up without a job and burdened with debt.

“We allege these for-profit schools lured hopeful students into enrolling in their vocational programs by promising certain careers, but only left them with substantial debt,” Healey said. “Students trying to better their lives through education are instead being left financially ruined. These settlements will provide the relief these students deserve and prevent deceptive practices that put taxpayer dollars at risk.”

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Two for-profit colleges settle lawsuit with attorney general for $2.3 million

By Karishma Mehrotra Globe Staff 

Kaplan Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute will pay hundreds of their former students $2.3 million after being accused of using unfair recruiting tactics and inflating job placement numbers, Attorney General Maura Healey said Thursday.

Many of the students who graduate from for-profit schools end up without a job and burdened with debt.

“We allege these for-profit schools lured hopeful students into enrolling in their vocational programs by promising certain careers, but only left them with substantial debt,” Healey said. “Students trying to better their lives through education are instead being left financially ruined. These settlements will provide the relief these students deserve and prevent deceptive practices that put taxpayer dollars at risk.”

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