updated 9/17/2010 7:45:49 AM ET 2010-09-17T11:45:49

CINCINNATI, Sept. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising -- The law firm Statman Harris & Eyrich, which has significant experience in class actions, is investigating the recruiting practices of the for-profit educational institutions owned by the Apollo Group and Corinthian Colleges for unfair and deceptive trade practices in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The Apollo Group owns the popular University of Phoenix, which also offers online degree programs. Corinthian Colleges owns Everest College, Everest Institute, Everest University, and Everest Online, among others.

According to the Government Accountability Office, the Apollo Group and Corinthian Colleges allegedly engaged in illegal student recruiting practices, including exaggerating an applicant's potential salary after graduation, failing to provide clear information about the college's program duration, costs, or graduation rate, pressuring applicants to sign a contract for enrollment before allowing them to speak to a financial advisor about program cost and financing options, and encouraging students to provide inaccurate information to qualify for federal student aid.

If you are or were a student of the University of Phoenix, Everest College, Everest Institute, Everest University, or Everest Online and reside in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana and would like to discuss your legal rights, please contact Elizabeth Hutton, Esq. at 513-345-8181 ext 3095 or via e-mail at ehutton@statmanharris.com for further information without any obligation or cost to you.

Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; and Sarasota, Florida. www.statmanharris.com

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