Florida Attorney General Ends Three-Year Investigation of Kaplan, Inc.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced on Tuesday that it had concluded a three-year inquiry into allegations of misleading marketing practices at Kaplan Inc., a for-profit higher education provider. The investigation, which focused on other for-profits as well, found no violations by Kaplan, according to a statement from the company.

The for-profit company also voluntary reached an agreement with Bondi's office that calls for a range of disclosures regarding its academic programs. Additionally, Kaplan will reimburse the attorney general's office for fees it racked up during the investigation.

In a news release, Gregory Marino, chief executive of the Kaplan Higher Education Group, said he was happy that the inquiry was over and that no deficiencies had been found, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. "From the outset, we communicated our strong belief that there were no issues, and that was determined to be accurate and remains the case today," Mr. Marino said.

 

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release

http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/89E733424AECF53985257CFA00690F74

The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/fla-attorney-general-concludes-3-year-investigation-of-kaplan/80155