After a five-year-long legal battle, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that 12-hundred criminal justice students at now-closed Globe University and Minnesota School of Business can request refunds of their tuition and other educational expenses. Lori Swanson, who spearheaded the state’s lawsuit as Minnesota attorney general, says the schools didn’t tell students they were not accredited to train police officers in Minnesota. Swanson says, “To see students… trying to get ahead in life, only to run into the kind of fraud they ran into here, it just really breaks your heart. And so the ruling I’m happy with, because it hopefully gives students a shot, after all these years of litigation, to now fill out a claim form and hopefully be a step closer to getting refunded.”

Students who want to file a claim should contact the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.