DeVry University must give students refunds because of a legal settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after DeVry allegedly ran ads that deceived students about their ability to find jobs in their field of study and their likely income after graduation.
DeVry agreed to forgive $50.6 million in debts, including all private unpaid student loans issued between September 2008 and September 2015. DeVry also agreed to pay $49.4 million to the FTC for partial refunds for students.
You are eligible for a refund if you meet these four criteria:
- You enrolled for the first time in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015;
- You paid at least $5,000 with cash, loans, or military benefits;
- You completed at least one class credit; and
- You did not yet receive your debt or loan forgiveness as part of this settlement.
The FTC sent out refund checks in in July 2017 and April 2019. The FTC used DeVry’s records to identify students eligible for refunds.
If you think you might be eligible for a refund and your address has changed since attending DeVry, call the FTC refund administrator at 844-578-2645.
If you believe you are eligible for a refund but have not received one, please contact [email protected]. We provide free help for students like you.
Remember – you never have to pay anyone to file a claim or get a refund. There are lots of scams out there.
ITT Tech/Daniel Webster College
In 2018, a court approved a settlement between ITT Tech and its former students. You are included in the settlement if you attended ITT Tech between January 1, 2006, and September 16, 2016, or if you attended Daniel Webster College, a school run by ITT Tech, between January 1, 2009, and September 16, 2016. You can find more information here.
ITT Tech cancelled more than $500 million in private student debt and returned more than $3 million that students had already paid them. If ITT Tech issued you Temporary Credits and you made payments to UAS, FirstSource, Security Credit Systems, Inc., Premiere Credit NA, or General Revenue Corporation, you are entitled to receive money back. All refund checks were mailed as of March 23, 2018.
The settlement also secured a $1.5 billion claim for former ITT Tech students. This claim will only pay out money to former students if there is money available at the end of ITT Tech’s bankruptcy. If there is money available, students will receive a proportional share.
For more information, contact [email protected]. We can help you figure out what you qualify for. We provide free help for students like you.
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
If you were a student in Globe University’s criminal justice program, a court has ordered the school to provide you a refund. And if you took out loans with a high interest rate to attend Globe University or Minnesota School of Business, you are also entitled to a refund.
You can read the latest update on the ongoing case here. We will update you when we have more information about how to receive a refund.
Additionally, if you withdrew from Globe University or the Minnesota School of Business on or after September 8, 2016, you can apply for Closed School Discharge, a form of loan forgiveness administered by the Department of Education. You can find more information here: https://vetsedsuccess.org/help-for-students/closed-school/.
For more information, contact [email protected]. We can help you figure out if you qualify. We provide free help for students like you.