Monday, March 24, 2008

AIU faces class-action lawsuit

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:56 PM

A former student at American Intercontinental University, or AIU, a for-profit school that operates numerous campuses in the United States and London, filed a class-action lawsuit last week against the school. In the suit, Tajuansar Diallo claims that the school and its parent company, Delaware-based Career Education Company, or CEC, operated a "fraudulent scheme" by marketing itself as a selective school that boasted after-college careers for graduates and resources to help students find jobs. The suit claims that "these representations were materially false and/or misleading."

AIU operates two campuses in the metro Atlanta region — one in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and another in Dunwoody. A CEC spokesperson was not available for comment.

Former CL staff writer Alyssa Abkowitz excellently profiled AIU in the July 2007 article, "The Student Trap." Click here to read the piece and the 100-plus comments it continues to generate.

Click here to read the class-action lawsuit filed against AIU.

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