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11 Master’s Students Accuse Concordia U. Chicago of Consumer Fraud

Eleven students who will graduate in May from Concordia University Chicago’s master’s program in school counseling have filed a lawsuit in an Illinois court accusing the private Lutheran institution of consumer fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. The students say they were promised upon admission that they would be graduating from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, an important criterion for people seeking to be licensed as professional counselors. But the university later informed them via e-mail that it had chosen not to seek that organization’s accreditation after all, they say. The students are seeking reimbursement of their tuition costs, plus damages. University officials could not be reached for comment on Wednesday night.

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