LA Times: "For-profit colleges face federal crackdown"

By Walter Hamilton

Chelsi Miller was managing a burger joint when she saw an ad for Everest University promising a better life.

The single mother in a small town near Salt Lake City wanted an associate's degree as a first step toward medical school. She said she chose Everest, a for-profit college, after a recruiter guaranteed that she could apply her credits toward a higher degree at the University of Utah.

It wasn't until after she graduated in 2008 — two years and $30,000 in student loans later — that Miller learned the state university wouldn't take her credits from Everest, a unit of Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc.



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