Associated Press Published

West Virginia Students of For-Profit Schools Won't Pay Loans


  About 430 West Virginia students won’t have to pay nearly $446,000 in outstanding loans for online courses of a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced West Virginia’s portion of the settlement Monday with Education Management Corporation.

The U.S. Justice Department announced a $95.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the corporation used enrollment incentives to pay its recruiters and exaggerated its career-placement ability.

The federal government says the firm relied on deceptive recruiting tactics to sign up students it knew were unlikely to succeed or finish its programs.