A new state government campaign is warning consumers about deceptive marketing practices that some for-profit schools use to attract students.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says for-profit schools often market subpar programs to veterans and low-income student who depend on federal loans to attend.
A new webpage at www.mass.gov/ago/schools has information aimed at educating students about for-profit school practices before they enroll.
Coakley says recent studies show for-profit schools together spend billions a year on recruiting and marketing.
But she says studies also show 47 percent of federal loan money that goes toward for-profit school tuition will end up in default.
Coakley’s office says the consumer initiative also includes free training sessions across Massachusetts.