More than 1,200 students who attended Globe University or the Minnesota School of Business could be eligible to have their tuition and other educational expenses refunded under a plan proposed by the state. 8 that the two for-profit colleges committed fraud when they led students to believe their criminal justice program would lead to jobs as police or probation officers.
Swanson sued the schools in 2014 after hundreds of students complained they were deceived.
At trial, state attorneys claimed school employees systematically lied about the value of the schools’ degrees.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson detailed a restitution plan in court filings to Hennepin County District Court Judge James Moore in a fraud case against the schools. Students spent up to ,000 on degrees, but their diplomas did not qualify them for careers in law enforcement.
Swanson also wants the schools to pay .5 million civil penalty. Under Swanson’s plan, at least 1,239 students who took the criminal justice program since January 2009 could apply to have their tuition and other expenses refunded.