Corinthian Colleges Inc.

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against the for-profit education provider for allegedly misleading students regarding graduate employment prospects and starting salaries. The lawsuit was filed in Santa Clara Superior Court on behalf of graduates of the Medical Assistant vocational programs offered at Bryman College, now named Everest College. The class action claims Corinthian Colleges Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Corinthian Schools Inc. made untrue statements claiming their programs were approved by the California Department of Education.

Corinthian offers vocational programs at approximately 14 schools located throughout California. The programs, which typically last from six to 13 months, are offered primarily to people who have graduated from or otherwise left high school.

According to the lawsuit, the vast majority of students enrolled must finance the high cost of these courses. Charges for these vocational programs typically range between $7,000 and $15,000, but can cost as much as $27,000. The suit alleges Corinthian offers financing through lenders via a combination of government grants, government subsidized loans, high-cost private loans, and Corinthian's own credit programs. Carnegie Student Loans and SLM Corp.'s Sallie Mae Inc. were also named as defendants in the suit.

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Reader Comments

Posted by
Heidi Vella
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Hello my name is Heidi Vella I went to Everest College in Reseda California in 2009 and I graduated which I had with honors and perfect attendance I was even ambassador of my class I drove from Lancaster California 2 Reseda California everyday and never missed a day I was never helped with getting a job and when I would ask for it all they would say was go online and look on monster or any of the other websites that are similar I worked real hard to follow my dream to have a career as a surgical tech they kept saying get certified it'll give you a step above the rest well I got certified and still no help all I got was big tuition payments and a big government loan and now I'm really frustrated I don't know what to do I thought I was doing the right thing in life and I guess not and I think people look at the word where did you graduate and you say Everest College and I think that automatically bands you because I've put hundreds of applications in everywhere and I've gotten nowhere so I'm wondering if I can get some help with this issue if I knew then what I know now I would definitely went somewhere else Chris from the LA Times had contacted me about 2014 asking me about the situation that I had with Everest College he wrote an article in the LA Times and he added me in a couple of the paragraphs in that newspaper and I'm wondering if I'm a part of any of the class action that is going on I sure hope I am thank you very much for your time

Posted by
Angela
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I went to Everest Institute in Pittsburgh from April 2004 til September 2006. I went for what I was told would be an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. I did all my terms plus my externship thinking that at graduation I would receive my Associates. No I received a diploma. After not being able to get a job or even have my credits transfer to another school without having to redo all my criminal classes. I never got help with the process of looking for a job after graduation they pretty much was like here take this piece of paper that you just paid $17,000 that will never help you in life and never once reached out to see how I was doing. Never returned phone calls nothing. I just recently decided to go to community college and while I was registering they asked to see if I could get my transcript to see if anything I took would transfer again nothing of my criminal classes transferred. I however talked to the registrar at the the school while I was there picking up my transcript. She said I was lucky to come when I did they were closing that site. Then she looked at my transcript and said how did you do Associate work and get a diploma she didn't even know that they did that. How is that even possible.I should at least been grandfathered into get my degree. I would like to see my loans forgiven for being fraudulently mislead into thinking I was going get a degree and didn't get it. Not even getting my loans forgiven I want them to pay for my loans. Sue them for the money they own me back for making me look stupid all these years. I thought I was the only one that got screwed over by them. I haven't even talked to anyone for school then to see if they got a job. It's not fair to now have this loan sitting over my head because they wanted to take my money. There I was a single pregnant teen all I wanted was to provide for my unborn child and they preyed on me like I was a mouse and they were an owl. Disgusting.

Posted by
Nora Davenport
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I am seeking legal advice regarding Bry
man College and their misleading tactics with me.

Posted by
Texas
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i was promised that I would recieve assistance with job placement. I was told that my college credits would be transferable; that was false. instead of a job, I was hit with a $75,000 debt that I can't pay back.

Posted by
Illinois
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Graduated from Everest College in Chicago, IL, in June 2005 and have not been able to utilize my medical administrative assistant diploma/certificate. This school has now since closed down.

Posted by
Washington
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harassment on extern site, lied to by all staff members of Everest about the program,the lawsuit, and how the lawsuit effects finding a job, and unjustly overcharged for tuition

Posted by
California
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I wasn't fully trained to be a dental assistant for front office and back office, and I was not prepared during my interviews. They also placed me in a dental office that is known for not hiring interns, and the dentist was not willing to teach me anything front office related although I asked her. I recently found out a lot of dentists hire people who are not certified dental assistants. And yet I owe $20,000 for training I didn't receive.

Posted by
California
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My daughter went to Everest College in Reseda, CA, for Medical Assistant from 2013-2014. She was promised job placement and was placed in a job from July to October 2014. She was never told that it was going to be a temporary job. The employer kept telling her they don't know if she's going to be hired permanent. I had a feeling this was a game. Their job placement section hasn't even sent her on an interview. She's been online with outside agencies and has been more succesfull. We each have a $10,000 loan. Please let me know if there is any school loan debt relief or lawsuit we can be included in. Let me know.

Posted by
North Carolina
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I recently graduated from the paralegal studies program, Cum Lade (2013). I have been seeking employment ever since. No employers including non-legal field employers are taking my education seriously. I am being treated as if I do not have a degree at all and having to settle for entry level positions that have nothing to do with my major. The paralegal field is not remotely interested. I have been working with the career services provided by the school and they have been no help. It's been a year and I still have no employment in my field or any other, despite months of trying in my old residence of Asheville and one month of trying in a new city - Charlotte. I have a debt of $29,000 and no way to pay it back and seemingly no way of being gainfully employed. Please help.

Posted by
California
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I enrolled in the Medical Billing and Coding program at the Ontario, Ca. campus in 2012. I was misled regarding the amount of job opportunity and starting salary as well as being able to get a job from my extern site or shortly after. No one will hire without 2 years’ experience and/or bilingual speaking. Please help. I can't get a job in this field or pay the student loans. Me and my classmates paid about $18,000 for this class. I will have to go back to my original paperwork for the exact amount. About half was government loans and the other $9,000 is from Genesis Lending at a 13% interest rate.

Posted by
Georgia
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I attended one of Corinthian Colleges schools in 2003 Georgia Medical Institute was the schools name it has now been changed to Everest Institute and I stumbled across some information that stated there was a class action lawsuit filed against them after I graduated, and was misled about the job placement and employment starting rates for the Medical Assistant Program. I never received documents about this lawsuit and I can't get rid of this loan and can't get the money back that I had to pay out. I need help.

Posted by
Pennsylvania
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I have been told on several occasions by mechanics that I apply for jobs with that I wasted money on my education. I now have way more debt than I can handle and have had to start borrowing money from my parents just to help cover my loan payments to avoid going late on payments. I now have $30,000 in debt and nothing to show for my education.

Posted by
California
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I have suffered more than I can honestly put into words. It has been six months since graduation, my loan payments are due and I am still unemployed. I have an 8 year old son who I barely see because my parents are retired & can't afford to keep giving me money. I have to pay child support & I am in serious jeopardy of losing my license for nonpayment. Still they continue to sugar coat employment status & hope I don't wise up. Help!

Posted by
California
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Months after graduation, i was unemployed and job placement did not help at all. When job placement department finally called me for an appointment with them, all they did was sign me up with monster.com and left me to do the job searching myself. Im very disappointed, thousands of dollars in debt just to sign up for monster.com, thats how i feel.

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