SAN ANTONIO — An education company will pay about $1.3 million under a civil settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve allegations it employed unqualified instructors at its Texas campuses.
A Kaplan official said the company has always maintained that the allegations were untrue, adding they chose to settle to avoid lengthy litigation.
About $1 million of the settlement will be paid in the form of tuition refunds to 289 students.
The Justice Department began investigating after a lawsuit accused Kaplan of employing unqualified instructors to teach medical assistant courses at its San Antonio campuses. The suit alleged Kaplan received federal tuition funds for those courses.