Colorado Settles Lawsuit Against Westwood College

March 16, 2012

Westwood College has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit the state of Colorado filed alleging the school misled prospective students about its costs and how successful alumni are in finding jobs in their fields of study.

The settlement Wednesday shows the college agreed to pay $2 million to Colorado. It also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution to students who financed their tuition with the school’s APEX financing and to reimburse APEX finance charges.

The college hasn’t admitted to any of the claims.

The settlement requires Westwood to take actions including telling prospective students that credits earned probably won’t transfer to other schools.

Westwood says it had already made many of the changes Colorado sought.

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  • February 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Donna G says:
    I'm right there with everyone. So now what? We are stuck with no job in our field and really a worthless piece of paper. Where's my out?
  • June 8, 2012 at 11:39 am
    Ashley says:
    This college was nothing but a joke! I spent a year and half working to get my healthcare mananagement degree and well come to find out I was only going to get a certificate, ... read more
  • May 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Richard Odom says:
    Westwood College put me over 100k in debt since I graduated in 2010 with a web design degree. They sucker you in discussing nothing about accreditation or the classes and then... read more
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