Missouri students suing for-profit college for false claims

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two former Missouri college students are suing a for-profit school, alleging they were deceived into borrowing thousands of dollars in student loans with false assurances about the quality of the education and their job prospects after graduation.

The Kansas City Star reports that Shayanne Bowman and Jackquelynn Mortenson filed the lawsuit against National American University in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The women say the school ran a “systematic, deceptive marketing scheme” that tricked them into applying for federal student loans that they cannot repay.

They say they ended up with “worthless” college credits and “crippling debt.” This is the second suit pending against the school .

National American University closed its two Kansas City-area campuses in May to focus on online education.

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