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A federal agency has shut down a high school diploma mill that allegedly took $11 million from adults across the United States.
The Federal Trade Commission froze the assets of Diversified Educational Resources, LLC and Motivational & Developmental Services, Ltd., which had been selling diplomas for $200 to $600, according to a CBS report.  
According to CBS, "Those seeking diplomas were given a multiple choice test and then, after paying, were awarded a diploma that consumers were told was legitimate. Among the names of schools on the diplomas were Jefferson High School Online and Enterprise High School Online."
"A high school diploma is necessary for entry into college, the military, and many jobs," Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement. "These defendants took students' money but only provided a worthless credential that won't help their future plans."  


 
 
Morrison University, a century-old business college based in Nevada, abruptly shut down, leaving more than 400 students uncertain as to their academic futures.
According to Reno's University-Herald newspaper, students learned of their closure of their school through Facebook and other means because the school did not immediately provide any formal notification. The school's owner, Florida-based Anthem Education, had been attempting to sell the school while embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings. 
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