Florida Coastal law students will have debts canceled

Published on November 18, 2022 at 11:51 am

Former students of the now-shuttered Florida Coastal School of Law will soon have their debts canceled.

This was made possible after a judge on Wednesday approved a $6 billion settlement to a nationwide class action lawsuit. The closed law school in Jacksonville is one of 153 institutions across the United States named in the settlement.

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Roughly 200,000 students said their schools, including Florida Coastal, defrauded them. Since it closed about a year and a half ago, former students said they not only struggled to pay off massive debt — their law careers also took a hit.

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author image Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013. She anchors the weekend edition of The Morning Show and reports three days a week.

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