The Florida State Department of Education has suspended the accreditation of Trump University, saying that it’s in the state’s interest to do so because the school was used as a bait-and-switch scam.
The Florida State Board of Education announced the decision Thursday.
Trump University is now accredited by the Florida Association of Schools and Colleges and is in a “good standing” status with the state, the department said.
Trump University, which was founded by Donald Trump in 2005, was a program that promised to teach people how to make money through seminars and seminars that taught real estate deals.
Its primary goal was to enroll students in real estate seminars, but the school also touted a “certified real estate broker” as the “supervisor.”
The school had been accredited by more than 30 state and local accrediting agencies and had received a certificate of compliance from the State Board on the accreditor system.
Trump and his business partners, however, used the program as a tool to defraud people out of money and have faced multiple investigations into its operations.
In March, the U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against Trump University for allegedly defrauding investors.
That lawsuit was settled out of court in July.