West Coast University-Nursing Lawsuit Update

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West Coast University-Nursing Lawsuit Update

Skapik Law Group has been litigating this class action matter for over 2 years. The matter is currently in arbitration as the Superior and Appellate Courts have determined that the arbitration clause in the Enrollment Agreement (EA) or Retail Installment Contract (RIC) requires this case to be litigated in Arbitration instead of in a court of law with a judge and jury. The arbitration clause is buried in the language in the EA and the RIC.

The lawsuit alleges that the school misrepresented passage rates, employment rates, graduation rates and other aspects of the school’s education to prospective and enrolled students. SLG has received many calls from currently enrolled students supporting these allegations, as well as additional concerns relating to misrepresentations made about the GPA that a student must maintain to stay in the school. SLG has received numerous complaints that many 3rd year students are failing out of school after spending over $120,000.00, for their schooling, because they are receiving a grade below 90%. Though the catalog states that a student must maintain a GPA of a 2.0 or 70%., the school is now expelling students who have a GPA above 2.0 but have received a grade in a class below 90%. Apparently the school has now created a new policy that anything below 90% is now failing. SLG is currently investigating these allegations.

Comments

  • Leilani Tuano
    January 23, 2017

    My son went to WCU to get his bachelors in Nursing. Into his last year at the school, he was dropped from the program. He had been in a car accident after the semester had started. This hindered his schooling. He notified the school of the issue, requesting that he be able to drop the class and retake the class the following semester instead. They refused his request, instead dropping him from the program with a $100,000+ student/parent loan. He was depending on getting his BSN to help him get a job so that he could pay off the loan. Now he and I are stuck with this loan and no degree and a minimum wage job.

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    • admin
      March 20, 2017

      Leilani-
      Please feel free to call me to discuss this situation.
      Thank you,
      Geralyn Skapik
      Skapik Law Group
      (909) 398-4404

      Reply
  • carla armijo
    February 6, 2017

    My daughter was dropped after missing 1 hour of community service I need help …this school has billed me a tremendous amount of money and they do not. Help students

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    • admin
      March 20, 2017

      Carla-
      Please feel free to call me to discuss this situation.
      Thank you,
      Geralyn Skapik
      Skapik Law Group
      (909) 398-4404

      Reply
      • Sonia
        July 28, 2017

        Does this apply to students who have graduated who believe that they were forced to take out both private and federal loans that they cannot afford?

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        • admin
          August 27, 2017

          Did you pass the NCLEX and have you been able to find a job?

          Reply

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