For-Profit Settles With Illinois Attorney General for $15M

November 6, 2015

For-profit, Colorado-based Westwood College has reached a $15 million agreement with the Illinois attorney general, according to a report from a Chicago ABC News affiliate.

The college voluntarily agreed to pay $15 million to wipe out loans criminal justice students have obtained through Westwood since 2004. However, the credit does not cover the students' federal loans.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched the lawsuit almost four years ago after receiving complaints from students and former students about the "exorbitant costs, poorly accredited programs and failure to get a job in the field their degree was in."

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