Timeline of Events
George W. Brown developed a chain of business schools in the early 1900s. The chain included 29 locations by 1911.
In 1972, Sanford-Brown moved from St. Louis to St. Ann, Missouri.
Sanford-Brown was purchased by Whitman Education Group, Inc. in 1994
Auditors found widespread problems, which led to the resignation of the company’s Chief Executive and the firing of 15 career services employees.
Career Education Corporation announced in December 2012, that they would begin a gradual “teach-out” of numerous Sanford–Brown campuses throughout the United States.
A settlement agreement was reached with the New York Attorney General and CEC agreed to establish a $9.25 million restitution fund for students who were misled from the 2009 through 2012 school years.
In 1920, W.S. Sanford purchased a St. Louis location from Brown’s network and renamed it the Sanford- Brown Business College.
The ‘business’ part of the name was dropped in 1992.
Twelve former students filed a lawsuit against Sanford–Brown College and its parent company, Career Education Corporation, alleging that Sanford–Brown engaged in aggressive and misleading recruiting tactics and misled them about the transferability of Sanford–Brown’s credits and the nature of its curriculum, training, and faculty.
On May 7, 2015 Career Education Corporation announced the closure of the remaining 14 schools. They will no longer accept new applicants and currently enrolled students will be given at least 18 months to complete their programs.
Sanford-Brown Loan Forgiveness
In cases of for-profit school closures: There are several Obama student loan forgiveness programs available that you may qualify for.
If you attended any Sanford-Brown school, regardless of when you attended, you may qualify for partial or even full loan forgiveness.
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