Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) Investor Alert: Investigation by U.S. Department of Education

Apollo Group’s University of Phoenix faces investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and current long-term APOL stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2012 -- Apollo Group disclosed that the U.S. Department of Education intends to conduct an investigation focused on University of Phoenix’s compliance with federal student financial aid rules.

Investors who are long-term stockholders of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) shares, including those who purchased NASDAQ:APOL shares as early as early 2010 and earlier and presently hold any of those APOL shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at) or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

Apollo Group, Inc. disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that U.S. Education Department informed the University that an examination of the University’s verification reporting for the 2010-2011 award year identified the University as having misreported verification status codes.

For-profit colleges faced scrutiny from the U.S. government over the last two years and a lawsuit was filed in connection with a report issued by the United States General Accounting Office in August 2010 entitled "For-Profit Colleges: Undercover Testing Finds Colleges Encouraged Fraud in Deceptive and Questionable Marketing Practices." The report concluded that for-profit educational institutions like Apollo Group, Inc had allegedly engaged in an illegal and fraudulent course of action designed to recruit students and over-charge the federal government for the cost of such education.

NASDAQ:APOL shares closed on July 10, 2012, at $33.92 per share, significantly below its current 52weekHigh of $58.29 per share.

Those who are current long-term investors in Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Joelle Day
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92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
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