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Computer school closes, prompting state investigation

By Meris Stansbury
January 6th, 2010

A Maryland computer training company abruptly shut down after it said its bank accounts were frozen, telling students to contact education officials in 14 states to seek refunds and prompting an investigation by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office, reports the Associated Press. ComputerTraining.edu said it shut down Dec. 24. The for-profit schools provided vocational training in Microsoft certification for students seeking jobs in the IT field. Spokesman Nils Frederiksen said the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is investigating the shutdown to see whether students did not receive a product they paid for. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based company said in a statement posted to its web site that campuses were shut down after its bank accounts were frozen. The company said its primary source of financing, BB&T Corp., froze its accounts and line of credit and had begun seizing its assets. The web site directed students seeking refunds to contact education officials in their state, listing contacts in Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin…

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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Computer school closes, prompting state investigation

By Meris Stansbury
January 6th, 2010

A Maryland computer training company abruptly shut down after it said its bank accounts were frozen, telling students to contact education officials in 14 states to seek refunds and prompting an investigation by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office, reports the Associated Press. ComputerTraining.edu said it shut down Dec. 24. The for-profit schools provided vocational training in Microsoft certification for students seeking jobs in the IT field. Spokesman Nils Frederiksen said the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is investigating the shutdown to see whether students did not receive a product they paid for. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based company said in a statement posted to its web site that campuses were shut down after its bank accounts were frozen. The company said its primary source of financing, BB&T Corp., froze its accounts and line of credit and had begun seizing its assets. The web site directed students seeking refunds to contact education officials in their state, listing contacts in Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin…

Click here for the full story

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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