For Profit Colleges Market Deceptively to Qualify For Federal Aid

Recruiters at for profit colleges misled students about their programs in order to qualify for aid, according to a report by the Government Accountability office. Recruiters misled students about costs, duration and quality of their programs. They exaggerated potential salaries after graduation and pressured applicants to sign contracts for enrollment before allowing them to speak to a financial advisor about program costs and financial options, the report said. One recruiter said that a barber can earn as much as $250,000 a year when 90% make less than $43,000. Another said that a two year associate’s degree in criminal justice might lead to a job at the FBI or CIA. These jobs usually require a four year BA degree at least