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FTC sends payment to people harmed by deceptive advertising claims

The FTC is sending payments to students who were harmed by DeVry’s deceptive claims and previously received a check which they did not cash.

According to the FTC, DeVry’s advertisements made deceptive claims about the likelihood that graduates would find jobs in their fields and earn more after graduation than those graduating with bachelor’s degrees from other colleges or universities.

The FTC first mailed checks in July 2017 and has returned more than $49 million to former DeVry students. Now, the FTC is mailing 5,942 checks to people who didn’t cash their first payment.

If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.

You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-844-578-2645.

Who was eligible for a refund?

To be eligible, a student had to meet all four of the following conditions:

  • You enrolled in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015.
  • You paid at least $5,000 with cash, loans or military benefits.
  • You did not get debt or loan forgiveness as part of this settlement.
  • You completed at least one class credit.

Why didn't I get all my money back?

The check you received is your share of the settlement between the FTC and DeVry University. Please be aware that accepting this payment does not prevent you from seeking other relief that may be available under federal or state law, such as a borrower defense claim. Visit the borrower defense page to learn more and submit a claim.

Do I need to pay anything to get a refund?

Absolutely not. The FTC never asks you to pay money to file a claim or get a refund. Don’t pay anyone who promises you an FTC refund in exchange for a fee. If you received a DeVry settlement check, you can cash or deposit it immediately.

Where can I get more information?

For the latest information about refunds, call the FTC's refund administrator at 1-844-578-2645.