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The culinary school Le Cordon Bleu is well known to Americans due to its famous graduate, Julia Child. Child and Le Cordon Bleu helped import classic French dishes into the American diet. However, the school is now closing its 16 campuses based in the United States and some chefs say this isnâ€™t necessarily a bad thing.
Many students spend a couple years and accumulate tens of thousands in student loans, only to find themselves looking at low paying, entry-level positions when they enter the work force. This unfortunately causes many graduates to either seek employment outside of their desired industry, or default on their student loans while starting out cutting and blanching vegetables hoping to work their way up the restaurant chain.
CEO Todd Nelson of Le Cordon Bleu blamed changing federal support for high-cost for-profit colleges such as this.
Back in 2013, Le Cordon Bleu paid $40 million in order to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on by former students claiming recruiters oversold the benefits of a Le Cordon Bleu diploma, leaving them with exorbitant amounts of student loans and low-paying industry jobs.
New federal regulations on predatory for-profit colleges that take advantage of students capped student loan payments to 20 percent of a graduateâ€™s after-tax wages hit Le Cordon Bleu particularly hard. CEO Todd Nelson cited these new regulations as one reason for the closure. In a statement, he claimed the regulations â€œmake it difficult to project the future for career schools that have higher operating costs, such as culinary schools that require expensive commercial kitchens and ongoing food costs.â€
There is good news in all of this though. Former students from Le Cordon Bleu are eligible for loan forgiveness programs for their student loans. For more information on Le Cordon Bleu loan forgiveness, call (800) 940-8911 or fill out the form below.
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