Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
October 31, 2012
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Bondi’s Office Reaches Agreement with Keiser University, Everglades University and Keiser Career College
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that her office has entered an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Keiser University, Everglades University and Keiser Career College, Fort Lauderdale-based providers of college, career and other educational services. The agreement follows the office’s investigation of the school’s enrollment and marketing practices.
Under the terms of the AVC, Keiser University, Everglades University and Keiser Career College have agreed to offer retraining at no cost to students. The AVC also establishes an expedited arbitration process for students who have asserted claims against Keiser. Finally, the AVC includes provisions governing Keiser’s marketing practices going forward, and requires Keiser to reimburse the Attorney General’s Office for attorneys costs and fees.
Students who attended their programs from January 1, 2008 to date and meet eligibility requirements for retraining will receive notice of their options over the next 60 days. Students have until January 31, 2013 to submit a request to participate in the retraining.
A copy of the AVC is available here: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JMEE-8ZLPRT/$file/KeiserUniversity.pdf