Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit against Owensboro-based Daymar College, accusing it of deceptive marketing and misleading students about their education at the for-profit school. Conway says Daymar officials took part in a scheme under which students were forced to purchase textbooks and supplies from the school at a higher price than charged… Continue reading AG: Daymar College Violated Consumer Protection Laws
Complaints about for-profit colleges in Kentucky continue to raise eyebrows in Frankfort. But the schools also have many legislative defenders. Currently there are 141 for-profit colleges in Kentucky, which are seeing significant growth. National enrollment in proprietary colleges is nearing two million students, compared to a half-million in 1998. The schools cater mostly to students… Continue reading In-Depth: Despite Investigations and Complaints, For-Profit Colleges Have Supporters in Frankfort
The Kentucky House Thursday said yes to legislation requiring greater oversight of for-profit colleges in the state. But it wasn’t a resounding yes.
The bill, sponsored by Louisville Representative Reginald Meeks, cleared the chamber 57-38.
To date, Kentucky’s Office of Consumer Protection has issued subpoenas to seven for-profit colleges across the commonwealth. The office wants the schools to produce information on student loans, loan default rates, student recruitment, advertising claims, financial aid and the transferability of course credits.