DeVry refund update

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As part of the FTC’s settlement with DeVry University for deceptive advertising, the school agreed to pay $49.4 million to the FTC for partial refunds to some students. The FTC plans to mail checks before the end of the summer to people 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.

The amount of each refund will depend on how much a person paid to DeVry. The refunds will not be the full amount of money people paid.

The FTC will use DeVry’s records to identify students eligible for refunds. If you were a DeVry student between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015, you don’t need to do anything to apply for a refund. If you think you might be eligible, and your address has changed since you attended DeVry, you can call the FTC refund administrator at 844-578-2645 to update your address.

For information about the DeVry redress program, visit FTC.gov/DeVry and sign up for email updates. To learn more about repaying federal student aid, check out the Department of Education’s loan repayment page.

Note: On May 11, 2017, we edited this post to clarify that a student had to enroll in a degree program for the first time between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015.

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I attended DeVry between 2012 - 2014 and graduated with my Bachelors degree. I have a private DeVry loan that I pay back to every month through University Accounting Service, however no one has contacted me... Do I need to call DeVry directly?

We're getting information to answer your question. Could you check back on Wednesday? Thanks.

I went to DeVry July 2009-January 2010.I paid $359.16 for books and I have proof. I wanted to know will I get my money back.

The FTC plans to mail checks before the end of the summer to people who did all these things:

  • enrolled 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.

If you did not do these things, you are not eligible for a refund.

I was in a master's program, but did pay with loans.

So if i understand this correctly, Since I'm still in school and started in 2014 I qualify for the refund correct? I have taken out nothing but federal loans to pay for my tuition.

Would we know by now if we were getting student loan forgiveness? I attended and graduated from Devry between 2009-2012. I paid with loans through what is now Navient. I received a few email from Devry about the settlement but it did not say whether or not I was actually receiving one. Is there anyway to check if my name is on this list?

The FTC settlement with DeVry required DeVry University to forgive and cancel the entire unpaid balance of certain private student loans and cancel $20.25 million in debts students owed to DeVry University for things like tuition, books and lab fees. Students who were eligible for loan and debt forgiveness should have gotten notice from DeVry in January 2016.

The FTC is not providing loan forgiveness. The FTC is providing partial refunds to some students who meet the eligibility criteria listed at the top of this blog.

What if your address has changed. How else would you have been notified if your loan debt was forgiven?

As a result of the settlement, DeVry forgave some students' loans and debts. DeVry should have contacted students who were eligible for loan and debt forgiveness by the end of January 2017.

I have not received an email or letter from DeVry, but graduated from there in 2014. I'm in the military and have moved twice since graduating from there. How do I verify DeVry has my correct information on file?

I too attended classes at DeVry around 2014 thru 2015. I have not yet received any email or notification about loan / debt forgiveness from them. How do we find out from DeVry or FTC if we can get a refund?

The FTC will use DeVry’s records to identify students eligible for refunds. If you were a DeVry student between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015, you don’t need to do anything to apply for a refund.

Bridget,

Any updates as to when the refunds will go out?

Let's get real... 49.4 million dollars divided among all students who would have enrolled between 2008 and 2015... What can you possibly expect... I know we all went to DeVry, so that already kinda says it all, but let's at least try to be smart... We'll still owe tons of student loans at the end of the summer... Every little bit helps, for sure, but don't expect anything but very little bit!

I attended and graduated from Devry in December 2015. I tried calling the FTC to host my address, but only receive the automated machine. Is there anything additional I should do?

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.

My son has all of the above and has not been contacted about a refund.

I went to Devry during this time as well was never contacted but called the FTC recently for information they were able to confirm my name was on the list and also verified my address. However they did not have any information on the amount of the refund

I moved to ATL from Cali, I graduated in 2011 with a AA. Started in 2007. I was never contacted by DeVry about the settlement. What would I be able to do ?

I am trying to find out if I get a refund bc I did attend Devry during the time frame

Hello Bridget,

Could you please outline the criteria used to the debt forgiveness portion of the settlement. I think it would be helpful to everyone if they knew how students were selected for the debt forgiveness program. Sending everyone to the studentaid.ed.gov webstie isn't helpful because the Discharge Condition there are do not included this DeVry settlement.

The FTC settlement with DeVry required DeVry University to forgive and cancel the entire unpaid balance of all private student loans DeVry University made directly to students between September 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015.

The settlement also required DeVry to cancel $20.25 million in debts eligible students owed to DeVry University for things like tuition, books and lab fees. If you were eligible for loan or debt forgiveness, you should have gotten a letter or email from DeVry by the end of January 2017.

 

The FTC settlement also included $49.4 million that the FTC is using to provide partial refunds to people who paid for DeVry classes. To get a partial refund, a student must satisfy the four eligibility criteria listed at the top of this blog.

I just received a check from FTC for 196. That was great. My issue is I just paid off a $1200 private loan through Devry two weeks ago. Shouldn't they have forgiven that balance and will I get a refund from Devry?

Hi do you know what the requirements are to eligible for loan or debt forgiveness for debts owed to DeVry?

There was some debt and loan forgiveness provided as part of the FTC settlement with DeVry.

 

The FTC settlement with DeVry required DeVry University to forgive and cancel the entire unpaid balance of all private student loans DeVry University made directly to students between September 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015. The settlement also required DeVry to cancel $20.25 million in debts eligible students owed to DeVry University for things like tuition, books and lab fees. If you were eligible for debt or loan forgiveness you should have gotten a letter or email from DeVry by the end of January 2017.

What if you had already paid in full recently? Will they refund the payments back???

Bridget, I received the FTC check so I know I am in the system there but I haven't gotten any notification at all from DeVry about the cancellation or forgiveness of debt, in fact I'm still making payments on this. Is there anyone I should contact about this?

The FTC settlement with DeVry required DeVry University to forgive and cancel the entire unpaid balance of all private student loans DeVry University made directly to students between September 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015. The settlement also required DeVry to cancel $20.25 million in debts currently eligible students owed to DeVry University for things like tuition, books and lab fees.

 

If you were eligible for loan or debt forgiveness you should have gotten a letter or email from DeVry by the end of January, 2017. If you were eligible but didn't hear from DeVry, you could contact your school. To report a problem getting information from DeVry, go to FTC.gov/complaint.

This is a bit unfair, I enrolled a few days after the end date FTC is saying students are eligible. I was so dissatisfied with DeVry after graduation! They even changed/increased my tuition rates a few months from graduating.

Hello,

Above statement states that Devry would cancel the entire unpaid balance of certain private student. Does it mean whatever unpaid loan amount that I owe after graduating would be forgave and I do not owe any student loans? After my graduation Devry did not cancel or forgive any loans. What should I do? who should I contact regarding to this FTC settlement with Devry? Thank you. KN

The FTC settlement with DeVry University required DeVry to:

  • forgive and cancel the entire unpaid balance of all private student loans DeVry University made directly to students between September 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015.
  • cancel $20.25 million in debts eligible students owed to DeVry University for things like tuition, books and lab fees.

The loan and debt forgiveness was not for all students. It was for students who attended during dates, and borrowed money directly from DeVry.

If you were eligible for the debt or loan forgiveness, you should gotten a letter or email from DeVry by the end of January 2017.  If you have questions about this, contact DeVry.

I attended DeVry & Keller from 2008-2012 and graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree. I had online classes as well, which cost more. Why did I only get under $300???? I disagree with this amount. Who can I contact??

The amount of your partial refund is based on the amount of tuition you paid to DeVry during the relevant time period and up until November 2016, minus any refunds, scholarships or grants (including Pell Grants) that you got during that time. The amount of tuition you paid might not be the same as the amount you borrowed in student loans. For example, you might have also borrowed money to pay for books, fees or living expenses.

Partial refunds from the FTC are for students who enrolled for the first time in a bachelor or associate's degree program between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015 and meet three other eligibility criteria.

I sent in a letter stating my address change and the ftc says they've recieved it. They said they are waiting for the old check to go back to them that was voided so they can send out a new check to my new address. On the voice message it says to please cash the check by sept 4th 2017. My question is, is if i receive it way later will i still be able to cash it after sept 4th 2017 since im waiting for them to send me a new check?

Please call the FTC refund administrator at 844-578-2645 for more information.

hello I qualify for all things on the list but ive moved so how do i give my new address and if i will be getting a check?

If you think you might be eligible, and your address has changed since you attended DeVry, you can call the FTC refund administrator at 844-578-2645 to update your address.

Why is it only for students who attended between 2008 - 2015? I graduated in 2007 I believe. They didn't help me find a job in my field and am now stuck with loans. I recieved a Bachelor Degree but was a waste unfortunately. They made promises they couldn't keep it's not fair.

The FTC case is based on ads shown during that time period.

I attended from 2007 - 2012 in the bachelor's program, do I qualify?

Is the FTC looking at expanding the dates specified for enrollment as the issues raised did occur outside of theses dates. Thanks

The FTC partial refunds result from a case about ads that ran during that time period.

Bridget, Thank you for all the information you have provided. Is there a reason why the refund is only for Bachelor's and Associate's degree programs? Why isn't the graduate school program included? Will there be anything done for individuals enrolled at DeVry/Keller Graduate School for the first time between Jan. 1, 2008 and Oct. 1, 2015?

The FTC refunds for students in bachelor and associate degree programs between certain dates are connected to the FTC settlement with DeVry. The lawsuit alleged that DeVry misled bachelor and associate degree students during a certain time frame.

i have not got the check yet how can i find out when i get it ?

I am qualified under all the requirements but I did not get a check, am I still able to?

I went to devry in 2011 to 2013 and Iwas getting my Bachelor Degree, does that means I in that category.

If you enrolled at DeVry for the first time between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015 and meet the other qualifications you should be eligible for a refund.

Bridget Small...In your comment, you say enrolled for the first time, in any other statement I have seen; this is not stated. So, if I went to Devry in 2000 for my associates then went back in 2007-2011 for my bachelors; I don't qualify? If so, how is this fair?

To be eligible for an FTC refund, a student had to enroll  for the first time in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015, and meet other eligibility criteria.

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