Nursing School Defaults on Tuition Refund Agreement

Nursing School Defaults on Tuition Refund Agreement

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake nursing school that illegally collected tuition has failed to refund students hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The state consumer protection office cited the Academy of Nursing in August for requiring students to pre-pay more than six months' tuition at a time, which is against Utah law.

At the time, the school agreed to make monthly 100-thousand dollar payments.

They've defaulted on the agreement, and some loans are coming due for the students.

The academy's main mission is to train students to enter Excelsior College in New York. However, there isn't any official connection between the schools, and Excelsior is actually suing the academy for copyright infringement.

Hundreds who enrolled in the Academy's medical training program are now no longer eligible for the school. Academy officials blame the problems on Excelsior's changing entrance requirements.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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