Pam Bondi: MedVance to Offer Retraining, Direct Scholarships to Florida
MedVance Institute, alleged to have made misleading marketing claims, has agreed to offer retraining to students and direct $600,000 in scholarships to Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Wednesday.
“Students should be able to trust that the marketing information they received from any educational institution is complete and accurate,” Bondi stated in a release. “I am pleased that MedVance has cooperated fully with my office and demonstrated a commitment to act responsibly.”
The attorney general’s office initiated an investigation in response to complaints about alleged misrepresentations in marketing to potential students relating to the admission process, deadlines for enrollment, and cost of the programs.
MedVance, a health care training school with campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Port St. Lucie, and West Palm Beach, has agreed -- per the attorney general's office -- to:
-- clearly and conspicuously disclose specific information relating to the school's accreditation, state licensing requirements, and financial aid;
-- not make certain representations;
-- modify its arbitration provisions so that students can receive quick resolutions to pending grievances;
-- offer retraining to students who attended specific MedVance programs between Jan.1, 2008, and March 31, 2012, and were unable to find employment despite diligent efforts.
The retraining will be available for those who participated in programs in which the placement rate for graduates was less than 70 percent. Eligibility will vary by campus, and eligible students will be notified by MedVance within the next 60 days.