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$25 Million Trump University Settlement Will Go Forward

Former students say the now defunct university defrauded them and pressured them into spending tens of thousands of dollars.
Posted at 3:14 PM, Feb 07, 2018

A federal court has upheld a $25 million settlement for former Trump University students.

President Donald Trump agreed to the settlement in 2016, shortly after he was elected. 

Three lawsuits claimed the now defunct university duped students with false advertising, that employees pressured them into spending tens of thousands of dollars on courses and that the school didn't deliver on its promise to teach the "secrets of success" in real estate.

Accessing those "secrets" wasn't cheap. Entry-level "apprenticeships" at the school cost about $1,500 a year, but top-tier "Gold Elite" classes cost $35,000.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a former student's request to drop out of the class-action suit and pursue her own, which would have halted the settlement.