I want to know if I can sue DeVry for false advertisement? I have been a DeVry University student for 3 years and I just want out. I have good grades, I am on the Deans List but I just feel like I was cheated from my degree. When I went to one of their recruiting nights I was promised free tutoring,small class rooms with blended learning, academic help, as well as financial help. First of all, I never was able to get tutoring help for my degree the resources were not there. Then I was forced to take only online classes when I had explained to my success adviser that I cannot focus on online classes because of my ADHD. Not only this but when it came to financial help I did not get as much as I needed. Now there is only one person who is on campus once a week while I am at work. When I need help it is available but only when I work. There are some other reasons why I want to bail but if someone advises that I can sue for the money I spent at DeVry (not loans) then I could tell you my other concerns.
You can consult with an attorney to determine if there was any material misrepresentation. I'll warn you, these lawsuits, though often contemplated, rarely succeed.
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I would defer to any Arizona-licensed attorneys regarding state claims of business torts and breach of contract theories. But as a general matter, suing universities based on false advertising and/or breaches of contract rarely succeed. You need some solid "promises" such as brochure or website advertisements where the college expressly assures students specific services, and then fails to provide those services. But more importantly, they need to be materially related to the school's purpose of education.
From what you posted, unless you have some of those specific "promises" or advertisements in writing, it's not likely to be a worthwhile case from an attorney's, and probably your own, perspective.
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