Massachusetts for-profit college that was accused of defrauding students and driving into debt is going out of business.
Salter College and its parent company, Premier Education Group, agreed Tuesday to provide $ 1.6 million in debt relief to Students and shutter their doors in the state by the end of the year. The announcement came on the same day that NBC News published in collaboration with The Hechinger Report focused on the school.
"Salter College misled students and deprived them of the information they needed to make informed choices about their education. , "Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement. “The settlement will provide students with relief and stop this predatory for-profit school from doing business in our state.” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Boston on Jan. 25, 201
Filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the assurance of discontinuance all the companies violated state for profit and occupational school regulations designed to protect students from deceptive practices. The settlement will also pay $ 100,000 to the commonwealth and clean the credit reports of students who have entered into massive debt to earn certificates that are close to worthless.
including through its internet and other remote programs, and must wind down all the Massachusetts operations by the end of the year, "Healey's statement reads.
" The case relates to certain students who started attending the Salter School in Fall River and / or or Malden, the Salter College in West Boylston and / or Chicopee, and the Branford Hall Career Institute in Springfield between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018. 002] NBC News sent an email to Premier Education Group seeking comment on the latest development. There was no immediate response.