School Fraud Claims

You’ve seen the ads on television and the internet – get a top quality education in half the time and the doors will be opened to your dream job.

Our Dallas based attorneys investigate and pursue consumer fraud claims against trade schools and for profit proprietary schools who make false promises to lure students to pay thousands of dollars for worthless degrees and certificates. Many schools make false promises that their graduates will be placed in high paying jobs in such areas as:

  • Medical and Dental Assisting
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electronics
  • Computer Networking
  • Video Game Programming
  • Website Design
  • Business Administration
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Welding
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Interior Design
  • Massage Therapy
  • Court Reporting

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These schools use high pressure sales tactics, unrealistic promises and misleading statements to lure unsuspecting students and their parents to enroll and incur significant student loan debt to pay for these programs. Many programs cost significantly more than similar degrees and training programs offered and public colleges and universities. Yet “admissions counselors” suggest that their programs are quicker than traditional schools and will result in high paying jobs in less time. They suggest that the expense of the school is not a problem, because the school will help the student qualify for federal grants and student loans that the student will be able to repay with the high paying job they will find after they graduate.

Despite promises of competent instructors with industry experience and state of the art facilities, many of these schools fail to provide their students with the training or tools their students need to be able to compete in their chosen fields. Prospective students are also routinely promised that they will receive professional certifications the school can’t deliver. These schools often boast that they are “nationally accredited” and suggest that the educational credits they offer will be transferable. In reality, legitimate colleges and universities won’t accept even the most basic educational credits from these for profit proprietary schools.

Rather than focus on providing a meaningful education to students who have the ability to benefit from the courses offered, these schools simply want to enroll every potential applicant so that the school can profit from millions of dollars in student loan funds.

Students are given unrealistic expectations that these schools have special relationships with nationally recognized employers who will be eager to hire them after they complete their degree or certificate program.

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Attorney Joel T. “Ty” Gomez received an Avvo Rating of 10.0 in 2016; has been rated “AV Preeminent®” by Martindale-Hubbell® from 2005 through 2016 (a SM of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc.); has been selected to Super Lawyers from 2010 through 2016 (Super Lawyers® is part of Thomson Reuters) and was named as one of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas (Employment Law) in 2016.

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