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Tucson College to pay $325,000 over alleged deceptive practices

Tucson College to pay $325,000 over alleged deceptive practices

 

Tucson College, a private vocational school, will pay out a $325,000 settlement to resolve a lawsuit that alleged false advertising and deceptive practices with the school's criminal justice program, according to an announcement from the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

From August of 2006 to June of 2007, the school enrolled 57 students in the nine-month program that promised to provide the training needed to qualify for entry-level careers in law enforcement.

Each student was required to pay $10,000 to participate in the program.

Allegations against Tucson College included enrolling ineligible students, claiming non-transferrable credits were actually transferrable and advertising the program as the only training needed to become a law officer.

The settlement requires Tucson College to pay $175,978 in student loan and enrollment fee refunds. An additional $150,000 will be paid to the Attorney General's office for investigation costs.

A representative of Tucson College declined to comment.

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