This section is geared towards parents and caregivers who are helping someone evaluate their post-secondary education options. Contents of this section are similar to the student section and are included here for the purpose of helping students navigate this information.
While there are many schools that can offer you a quality degree or certificate with a specific skill set, unfortunately some for-profit schools engage in aggressive and misleading recruitment practices that overstate graduation and placement rates and oversell the value of the program, leaving students with insurmountable debt and ill-prepared to succeed. Students who are victims of such deceptive practices often experience extreme economic difficulty, including loan default and poor credit ratings, underemployment and emotional hardships.
Post-secondary education and career training is a vital investment that should lead to better opportunities for job placement and economic security, not just debt (or default) and underemployment (or unemployment). Thus, you need to plan carefully and invest wisely before you enroll to ensure you’ll get the skills you need to be successful in your chosen career field.