Attorney General Bondi’s Office Reaches Agreement With MedVance Institute to Retrain Students and Donate $600,000 to Florida Scholarships
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced an agreement
with MedVance Institute that requires the school to offer retraining to
eligible students at no cost and to direct $600,000 toward Florida
scholarships. MedVance is a healthcare training school with four campuses
in Florida. Under the agreement, the school must: clearly and
conspicuously disclose specific information relating to the school’s
accreditation, state licensing requirements, and financial aid; not make
certain representations; and modify its arbitration provisions so that
students can receive quick resolutions to pending grievances. The
settlement agreement entered today resolves allegations that students were
misled by marketing claims.
“Students should be able to trust that the marketing information they
received from any educational institution is complete and accurate,” said
Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I am pleased that MedVance has cooperated
fully with my office and demonstrated a commitment to act responsibly.”
MedVance Institute has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Port St. Lucie,
and West Palm Beach. The Attorney General’s Office initiated an
investigation of MedVance in response to complaints about alleged
misrepresentations in marketing to potential students relating to the
admission process, deadlines for enrollment, and cost of the programs.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, students who attended specific
MedVance programs between Jan.1, 2008 and March 31, 2012 and were unable to
find employment despite diligent efforts will qualify for retraining.
Generally, retraining will be available for those who participated in
programs in which the placement rate for graduates was less than 70
percent. Eligibility will vary by campus, and eligible students will be
notified by MedVance within the next 60 days.
Follow the link to view the agreement:
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