SCRANTON – A Tobyhanna woman alleges she was not given the services advertised by a for-profit university and now has more than $100,000 in student loan debt.

MariaJacqueline Dicent filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Kaplan University alleging false advertisement and dissemination.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff completed the curriculum and 180 credit hours needed for a Bachelor of Science in legal studies from the defendant.

She alleges her degree and transcript was held by Kaplan, she was left with a debt of $116,700.25, was denied the career services the defendant advertised, and that the defendant used deceptive methods to incite her to enroll.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant, restitution, refund of monies paid, rescission of contracts, disgorgement of ill-gotten monies, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is representing herself.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:17-cv-01488-RDM-JFS

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