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If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact BrownGreer PLC, the new Settlement Administrator at DeVryUniversitySettlement@browngreer.com or 1-833-913-4211.
If you submitted an Approved Claim Form, you will receive a portion of the Settlement Fund remaining after Graduate Payments, costs to administer the Settlement, attorneys’ fees and costs, and any service awards to the Settlement Class Representatives are paid. Each eligible Settlement Class Member who submitted an Approved Claim will receive a proportionate share of the Settlement Fund remaining after these deductions based on the number of credits that they paid for. The amount that Settlement Class Members were reimbursed per credit hour depended on the number of Approved Claims and how many credit hours were associated with those claims.
In addition, if you graduated from DeVry’s associate or bachelor’s degree program or Keller’s master’s degree program, but did not obtain a job in your field of study within six months, you will be entitled to an additional payment of $500 if you obtained an associate degree, $1,000 if you obtained a bachelor’s degree, or $500 if you obtained a master’s degree. If you previously received settlement payments or debt forgiveness from DeVry settlements or through the government, those amounts will be deducted from any payment that you may otherwise be entitled to under this Settlement. Additionally, if you successfully cashed your original settlement check from the previous administrator, or you received funds for that check from a check cashing facility in connection with the original settlement check, those amounts will be deducted from the receiving Settlement Class Member’s final payment amount. Finally, any portion of your original settlement payment that you received prior to the reissuance of checks will be deducted from the receiving Settlement Class Member’s final payment amount.
Settlement Class Members with Approved Claim Forms who are eligible for a recalculated payment, will receive their payment via check. All payments were mailed on July 18, 2023.
The Court approved Class Counsel’s request to replace the prior Settlement Administrator, Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, with BrownGreer PLC. BrownGreer PLC has been appointed as the new Settlement Administrator. The Stipulation and Order Resolving Interim Settlement Administration Issues is available in the “Documents” section of this Website.
No. The new Settlement Administrators has audited and final payment amounts. The final recalculated payments were mailed via check on July 18, 2023.
Settlement Class Members can request that their name or address be updated by the new Settlement Administrators at DeVryUniversitySettlement@browngreer.com.
Class Member name and address information for purposes of mailing recalculated payments was finalized on July 10, 2023. All address updates that were processed by July 10, 2023, were included in the check data sent to the printer. Class Members who are eligible to receive a payment but are unable to cash or do not receive the check once payments are issued, may contact us at DeVryUniversitySettlement@browngreer.com to request the check be re-issued beginning on August 1, 2023. This will allow time for checks to arrive by mail.
The Settlement checks will be mailed from:
McCormick v. DeVry University
PO Box 25127
Richmond, VA 23260-5127
Class Members that spent all or some of the original Settlement checks they received in October 21, 2022, which resulted in their bank accounts being overdrawn, may have been eligible for a Reliance Payment. The Reliance Payments will be deducted from the receiving Settlement Class Member’s final payment amount.
In preparation to issue the final recalculated payments in late March, we stopped processing Reliance Payments on Friday, February 17, 2023. You may review the Stipulation and Order Resolving Interim Settlement Administration Issues is available in the “Documents” section of this Website for more information.
For cleared checks that are determined to have been overpayments, Kroll Settlement Administration LLC will reimburse the Settlement Fund, without recourse, for the entire overpaid portion. That Settlement Class Members that were overpaid will not need to pay back the funds.
For cleared checks that are determined to have been underpayments, those Class Members will be issued new checks from the Settlement Fund for the applicable underpayment amount when new checks are distributed.
There are multiple reasons why a Class Member’s award amount may have deceased after recalculations. Most significantly, award amounts were recalculated because many Class Members were not correctly awarded graduate payments during the original calculation. Awarding more Class Members graduate payments caused the amount of funds available for the per-credit hour awards—and the resulting value of each credit hour—to go down.
Additionally, there may be additional applicable offsets (such as Reliance Payments, original settlement check payments, or additional debt forgiveness amounts) not reflected in your original check amount.
Class Members who submitted an Approved Claim Form will receive a notice containing a description of their award, the information used to calculate the payment, and any offsets applied.
The debt forgiveness amounts used in the final recalculation of settlement payments came from the settlements with the Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission. Information regarding all those settlements, and borrower defense to repayment decisions in connection with DeVry, is located here, with links to the various settlements.