The Minnesota state attorney general's office is going to bat for former  students of for-profit Anthem College, which closed in 2014 and is now in bankruptcy.

Attorney General Lori Swanson is asking the U.S. Department of Education to establish a process for loan forgiveness for former students of Anthem, a health-career school that had dozens of campuses across the country before closing amidst declining enrollment and increased federal scrutiny of for-profit colleges and trade schools.

According to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Swanson submitted sworn affidavits from 15 former students with allegations including false representations regarding the transferability of credits earned at Anthem.

Tuition at Anthem's certificate, diploma and associate degrees ranged from $26,000 to $40,000, compared to annual tuition in the range of $5,300 at Minnesota community colleges, the Star Tribune stated.



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