$45 million class-action settlement.

If you paid for Devry University or Keller Graduate School programs you could get a cash payment from a class action settlement.

What is this about?

Did you attend DeVry University or Keller Graduate School between January 1, 2008, and December 15, 2016? If so you may be able to receive a payout from a $45 million class-action settlement.

The plaintiffs argue that DeVry University and Keller Graduate school fraudulently advertised their placement and income rates after graduation. They claimed that 90% of their graduates have job placement within 6 months of graduation and that, on average, DeVry graduates earn 15% more income than other graduates from other schools. The plaintiffs argue that the students relied on these advertised claims to inform their decision to enroll, and paid more than they should have. The defendants deny the advertisements were fraudulent, misleading, or that it violated any law. The court hasn’t ruled in favor of anyone but the defendants have agreed to pay $45 million to a class action settlement.

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Final Fairness Hearing: October 7, 2020

Objection/Opt-Out Deadline:  August 24, 2020

A $45 million settlement has been reached with Adtalem Global Education Group Inc. and DeVry University, Inc. (collectively, “DeVry) (“Defendants”) in a class-action lawsuit about the fraudulent claims the defendants made regarding their job placement and income rate post-graduation of their programs. The defendants deny any wrongdoing but have agreed to settle the lawsuit and provide cash payments to those who purchased or otherwise paid for any part of a DeVry or Keller education program between January 1, 2008, and December 15, 2016. You must have also seen the 90% Placement Claim and/or Higher Income Claim (or substantially similar claims) and enrolled based on these claims.

The court in charge of the case is known as Hon. Michael T. Mullen Courtroom 2510 Richard J. Daley Center 50 West Washington Street Chicago, Illinois 60602

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FAQ


What is a class action lawsuit?

A class-action lawsuit is a lawsuit filed or defended by an individual or small group on behalf of a large group who have a similar legal claim.  Class action lawsuits provide a more efficient method to recover monetary damages because they allow people to join together as a group in a single lawsuit against one or more defendants.

What are these lawsuits about?

A $45 million settlement has been reached with Adtalem Global Education Group Inc. and DeVry University, Inc. (collectively, “DeVry) (“Defendants”) in a class-action lawsuit about the fraudulent claims the defendants made regarding their job placement and income rate post-graduation of their programs. The defendants deny any wrongdoing but have agreed to settle the lawsuit and provide cash payments to those who purchased or otherwise paid for any part of a DeVry or Keller education program between January 1, 2008, and December 15, 2016. You must have also seen the 90% Placement Claim and/or Higher Income Claim (or substantially similar claims) and enrolled based on these claims.

Who is included in these settlements?

You’re eligible to join in the settlement if you are a person in the United States who purchased or otherwise paid for any part of a DeVry or Keller education program between January 1, 2008, and December 15, 2016. You must have also seen the 90% Placement Claim and/or Higher Income Claim (or similar claims) and enrolled based on these advertised claims. 

What can I get? 

If the settlement is approved by the court, DeVry will establish a $44,950,000 settlement fund (after first deducting graduate payments, costs to administer the settlement, attorneys’ fees, and costs, and an award to the Plaintiffs for serving as settlement Class Representatives) based on the number of DeVry and/ or Keller credit hours that you paid for. If you are entitled to payment, you may submit a Claim form to receive a share of the fund. If you graduated from Dery but did not get a job in your field of study, you will be entitled to an additional payment of $500 if you obtained an associate’s degree, $1,000 if you obtained a bachelor’s degree, or $500 if you obtained a master’s degree. If you previously received settlement payments or debt forgiveness from prior DeVry settlements or through the government, DeVry is entitled to deduct those amounts from any payment that you may otherwise be entitled to under this settlement.

DeVry is also offering career counseling if you graduated from DeVry but not obtain a job in your field of study within six months of graduation. Additionally, they will request that all major U.S. credit agencies remove any negative credit events on your credit report that DeVry reported between January 1, 2008, and December 15, 2016, in connection with loans it issued to you or amounts you might owe to DeVry.

How long until I get my cash payment?

You will receive your refund in the form of a check and will be sent out within 90 days of the Final approval hearing date (October 7, 2020).

Who is Refund Advocacy?

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What are some of the services that Refund Advocacy provides?

Refund Advocacy prepares and submits our clients’ claims to participate in the recoveries provided by settlement or other resolutions of class actions. Our team also assists in helping you provide any necessary supporting documentation, resolve claims questions from the Claims Administrator, and then review the recovery amount to assure the correct compensation has been received. We’ll handle the ins and outs of this process and keep you updated along the way.

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No. Refund Advocacy is a private class action settlement claims recovery firm.

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