Keiser University forced to retrain students

Attorney general reaches settlement with school

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale based school and it's affiliates will have to retrain students at no cost after an investigation into the school's enrollment and marketing practices.

Attorney General Pam Bondi entered into an an agreement with Keiser University, Everglades University and Keiser Career College.

The schools provide college, career and other educational services.

Students of the schools accused the institutions of giving misleading or inaccurate information in areas such as costs, accreditation, transferability of credits and federal student loan terms.

Under the agreement, the Keiser schools cannot advertise as "fully accredited" or misrepresent their accreditation.

A program "should not be described as 'high demand' or having limited availability unless such limitations actually exist," the agreement states.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Keiser was one of the universities featured in a Senate investigation accusing private colleges of sucking up federal student aid by promising students they could rely on aid and loans while charging a much higher rate than public colleges.