May 20, 2020

Florida Career College Works to Silence Former Employees

Just days after Republic Report published an article, based on interviews with former employees of Florida Career College, about abuses at the school, the college’s parent company wrote to ex-staffers warning them to keep quiet, or else possibly be sued.  In letters to former employees, attached to emails sent last week, Aaron Mortensen, general counsel
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May 6, 2020

Ex-Employees: Florida Career College Enrolled “Anyone With a Pulse”

The Orlando campus of Florida Career College, according to former employees there, would enroll, as one of them put it, “anyone with a pulse,” even though the school’s programs often failed to help students succeed. According to the ex-employees, the for-profit college’s recruiters found homeless people in strip mall parking lots and lured them to
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April 21, 2020

Florida For-Profit College, Getting $17 Million in COVID-19 Aid, Accused of Scamming Black Students

Faced with concerns from critics in Congress and elsewhere that many for-profit colleges will take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to accelerate predatory behavior, the industry’s chief lobbyist, Steve Gunderson, has been repeating his claim that the bad actors among for-profit schools have shuttered, and what remains are sincere, hard-working operations focused on helping students.
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March 20, 2018

Vets Say For-Profit School Didn’t Warn Them GI Bill Funding Was Threatened, and Now It’s Gone

Veterans in Jacksonville, Florida, say that for-profit Florida Career College didn’t warn them before they enrolled that the school was in danger of losing its eligibility for GI Bill funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a local TV report from Action News Jax. And now the school has lost its GI Bill eligibility,
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