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For-Profit Colleges Beware; Massachusetts Is on Patrol

 

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey settled with for-profit education company Bay State College, Inc. (“Bay State”) to resolve allegations of misleading marketing to prospective students in violation of the AG’s For-Profit School Regulations.
  • According to the AG’s office, among other things, Bay State allegedly failed to make certain required disclosures to prospective students in a timely manner and failed to provide accurate job placement rates to them.
  • According to the AG’s office, under the terms of the settlement, Bay State will pay $700,000 to the AG’s office to provide relief to eligible students and will discharge $400,000 in student debts owed to the school.