DeVry Students to Receive Refunds

173,000 Students Receiving a Total of $49 Million Due to Deceptive Ads About Job Opportunities
July 12, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is providing 173,000 students of DeVry University refund checks totaling more than $49 million in compensation for DeVry allegedly misleading ads.   The ads deceived students about finding jobs in their field of study and the income level they could achieve upon graduation.

Students included in the $49 million cash settlement are those who:

  • Enrolled for the first time in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008, and October 1, 2015;
  • Paid at least $5,000 with cash, loans or military benefits;
  • Did not get debt or loan forgiveness as part of this settlement; and
  • Completed at least one class credit.

Recipients should deposit or cash checks within 60 days. If you have questions about the case, contact the FTC’s refund administrator at and click on DeVry refunds or call 1-844-578-2645.

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