College to pay millions to former students

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A local for-profit college accused by former students of being “a sham” last week ended a two-year legal battle in federal court.

The Richmond School of Health and Technology, now operating as Chester Career College, agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the school used deceptive practices to attract students while not providing adequate education.

The school also agreed to requirements for compiling and making available data about the “success or lack of success its students have in obtaining certifications and jobs in their fields,” said Glenn Schlactus, an attorney with the law firm Relman, Dane & Colfax, which represented a class of the school’s former students.

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