• Report: #767840

Complaint Review: Grand Canyon University

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  • Submitted: Sun, August 21, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, September 24, 2012

  • Reported By: Justina — Gainesville Florida United States of America
Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona United States of America

Grand Canyon University Grand Canyon University Online Grand Canyon University was Sued for Fraud by the United States Department of Education Phoenix, Arizona

*Consumer Comment: I want know how everyone is going about filing a lawsuit. I dont know where to go.

*Author of original report: GCU Sued for Fraud by the United States Department of Education

*Consumer Comment: Spammed complaint

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Are you job searching after receive a degree from Grand Canyon University?
 
How would you like to inform potential employers that you graduated from a university that was sued by the United States Department of Education for fraud?  Think that will enhance your chances of getting a job in a tight job market?
 
In August 11, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act for GCUs receiving millions of dollars from the U.S. DOE while paying incentives and bonuses to enrollment counselors for any warm body who applies to get a degree at GCU (such incentives and bonuses are illegal and out of compliance with federal mandates).
 
It was alleged in the federal civil complaint filed against GCU that GCU (1) knowingly made false statements to get a false or fraudulent claim paid,  and (2) knowingly submitted false records to get a false or fraudulent claim paid.
 
GCU settled out for $5.2 million. 
 
Now imagine that you are job searching and your potential boss knows that (a) any warm body was allowed to enroll at GCU and (b) online instructors who give real grades are fired (I was one of them).
 
How serious is your potential boss going to take your transcript which shows you received all As and Bs from GCUand hundreds of other graduates from GCU also show all As and Bs on their transcripts?
 
So, tell me about your experiences as an online student at GCU, your potential boss states.
 
Oh, the online professors are really nice.  And if they dont pass you, you can make a complaint on them and get them fired.
 
Oh, says your potential boss.  I see several misspelled words on your job application and youre your statement of purpose.  Why is that?
 
Well, because, at GCU, we get graded according to a grading rubric and misspelled words only count for a miniscule number of points.  A student can therefore still receive an A on his or her papers, even if spelling is a problem.
 
And did you learn how to write reports?  This job will require you to submit weekly reports that must read well.
 
Oh, yes! you contend.  I participated in CLCsCollaborative Learning Communities.  Oftentimes, there are six people who write a paper as a group.  Sometimes its only one person who is really doing all of the writing, but all of the rest of us get the same grade, which is generally an A.  I mean, if our online facilitator had not awarded us an A, we certainly would have complained about her and gotten her into trouble.
 
And what standing does Grand Canyon University have with the United States Department of Education.
 
Oh, we were sued by the U.S. DOE for fraud.
 
Well, thank you for coming in for this interview.  Ill be sure to keep your resume on file.
 
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#1 Consumer Comment

I want know how everyone is going about filing a lawsuit. I dont know where to go.

AUTHOR: cro12 - (United States of America)

I go to school Grand Canyon University I am being accused of cheating and also discrimination of my health. This is going affect my student financial aid. I want to file a lawsuit against these guys. This is something I did not do. I see everyone else has filed a lawsuit. I called lawyers that all they want is money up front when I dont much that has to go bills and student loans. I cant go back to school cause this will affect my financial aid. I have searched. So if nyone that know where I can do this I will be very Thankful. I really want to file a lawsuit agaist this school cause I see everyone is going different situation that none of this is right. That we paying big bucks for this school to educated us not screw us. If you have answer please send me an email rbbear52@gmail.com I dont want this to happens others students that is unfair.
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#2 Author of original report

GCU Sued for Fraud by the United States Department of Education

AUTHOR: Justin Doug - (United States of America)

The United States Department of Education sued Grand Canyon University for fraud.  GCU settled out for $5.2 million.  The summary report I wrote, above, is original.  The commentator, probably a GCU affiliate, claimed the report was SPAM and not original but PROVIDED NO LINK  to prove that what I wrote was allegedly "spam."  If you think that what I wrote is "spam" then provide a link.
You will not be able to provide such a link because it is an original composition.  However, I do plan on posting my original compositions regarding GCU in a plethora of other website locations. 
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#3 Consumer Comment

Spammed complaint

AUTHOR: Higher Ed Investigator - (United States of America)

This OS less of a complaint and more a polemic. This exact same "complaint" was sent to other complaint sites. Please provide better and original complaints, not something cut and paste from ASU's website.
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