A federal investigation found the for-profit college and three other educational programs use deceptive marketing.
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix settles for record $191 million on charges of deceptive advertising
The for-profit school must cancel $141 million in student debt.
University of Phoenix sued for hiding improper veteran recruitment
Investors claim the school hid the fact that millions of dollars in revenue for the for-profit college came from a sophisticated – and prohibited – strategy of targeting veterans.
How investigative reporting can lead to positive change
This past year has been an important – and wild – one for us at Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Here’s a rundown of some of the dust we’ve kicked up, the changes we’ve spurred and the conversations we’ve started in 2015.
Bill would limit for-profit colleges’ access to federal funds
Using Veterans Day as a backdrop, the Obama administration announced its support for a bill that seeks to rein in for-profit schools that prey on veterans and military personnel eligible for the GI Bill and military tuition assistance programs.
Veterans groups question McCain’s defense of University of Phoenix
Sen. John McCain stood by the University of Phoenix after the Defense Department put it on probation, claiming that the move was orchestrated by a lawmaker who has a record of not supporting the military. But the Arizona senator has been criticized for his own actions on veterans issues.
Nice to meet you, too, John McCain
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized the Pentagon’s recent decision to put the University of Phoenix on probation. He called it “a result of an investigation by an outfit that no one had ever heard of.” We decided to introduce ourselves.
Senator, veterans defend Pentagon crackdown on University of Phoenix
Veterans groups and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who have pressed for wider inquiries into for-profit schools, are defending the Defense Department’s decision to withhold new tuition assistance money from the University of Phoenix because of violations of military rules.
University of Phoenix responds to federal ban, but it’s secret so far
The Defense Department is reviewing a response from the University of Phoenix to the military’s decision to ban its recruiters from military facilities and suspend it from enrolling more military personnel under the tuition assistance program, even as Republican senators came to the for-profit school’s defense.
Stock plummets at company behind for-profit University of Phoenix
Executives of the parent company of the University of Phoenix attempted to regain investor confidence this morning amid plummeting stock prices and ongoing scrutiny from state and federal officials investigating the for-profit school’s recruiting practices.