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Monday, January 14, 2013

American Career Institute Suddenly Closes

Hundreds of adults enrolled in job-training programs at American Career Institute are reeling following the sudden closing of the school.
The school's campuses in Massachusetts and Maryland closed without warning, leaving students without immediate recourse for completion of programs for which they had paid substantial tuition and devoted considerable time.
Media reports have suggested that administrators at the ACI had notice for a period of weeks regarding financial problems at the Springfield-based company, but students appear to have been kept in the dark.
Attorneys at The Googasian Firm, P.C., a law firm that has represented thousands of students affected by improper actions by for-profit schools around the country, is investigating.  If you have a concern or question about ACI's closing, feel free to call 1-877-540-8333 or

Sunday, January 6, 2013

South University whistleblower criticizes school's recruiting tactics

A former admissions official at South University asserts that recruiters at the school are encouraged to say whatever it takes to convince students to enroll.
Jason Sobek, former associate director of admissions for South University, told an investigative news team that he also was trained to target low-income students, single mothers, and even women staying at women's shelters.
According to an "I Team" report by a Florida television news station, Mr. Sobek is claiming that the South Univesrity's parent company, Education Management Corporation, "is involved in lying to students and defrauding taxpayers."  In addition to South University, EDMC operates Argosy University, Brown Mackie College, and the Art Institutes. EDMC denies Mr. Sobek's allegations.
Florida's attorney general is reportedly investigating EDMC-operated Argosy University for alleged unfair and deceptive practices.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Butler, Sawyer Schools Suddenly Close in Connecticut

Three Connecticut business schools have suddenly closed, leaving more than 1,000 students with significant student loan debt stunned and looking for answers.
Published reports in recent days have described the sudden closing of Butler Business School in Bridgeport and the Sawyer Schools in Hamden and Hartford that have affected 1,200 students. A state law requires at least 60 days notice prior to the closing of a school, and news reports indicate that this law may have been violated by Butler and Sawyer.

Attorneys at The Googasian Firm, P.C., a Michigan law firm that pursues claims against post-secondary schools on behalf of current and former students, are investigating the closure on behalf of students.  The Googasian Firm served as class counsel for students in a class action filed against Clayton College of Natural Health, Inc.. after that natural wellness school suddenly closed in July 2010.  The firm also represents a class of students affected by accreditation issues and the closing at the Palm Beach Institute of Technology.
If you have concerns about these closings that you wish to share with an attorney at The Googasian Firm, please call 1-877-540-8333.